Beating the Buy-to-Let Tax Hikes

  George Osbornes most recent budget was bleak news for many landlords. New rules, to be phased in between 2017 and 2020, stand to cut gross returns on buy-to-let properties by almost 11% and could leave many investors with loss-making investments. Tax relief on investment mortgages has been dramatically cut for higher rate taxpayers, limited to 20% of interest. According to London & Country Mortgages, this would turn a £160,000 property with a £120,000 loan from a £612-a-year profit maker to a loss maker of £588 annually. However, there are several quite legal steps that landlords can take to reduce their tax liability under the new rules, reducing or evading the impact of the changes. These include: Sharing Couples Personal Allowances It may be possible for couples to share their personal allowances to some extent in order to reduce tax liability. If you are making money on a buy-to-let investment...
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Why Invest in Central Europe?

For many UK based property investors, buying abroad means two things rather than one. The location of the property is half of the reason many of us choose to invest overseas. The second, of course, is the expected return for the investment. In many cases, the decision to invest is made when the two elements combine. Put another way, many British investors opt for a second home in the sun which provides a bolt-hole and a growth opportunity
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Searching for property investment: Always think before you spend

Anyone who is thinking about investing in a buy to let property, whether they want a single flat or house or they are hoping to add to an existing portfolio, needs to think hard about their investment first. A significant amount of research should be carried out prior to buying, because a property that won’t attract renters will prove disastrous in the long run.
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Taking Action for Success by Yvonne Emery (part 2)

How to make sure you take that action The way to be disciplined is to start by making a list of the activities that you need to achieve in the day – using the list you have already prepared. The best way to describe this is by giving you an example of my day and how I am able to focus completely on getting the right things done in the right order and completing each task by the end of the day – GUARANTEED!  I don’t always follow these rules, but when I do, it has such an incredible impact and I feel great afterwards that I would recommend trying it too. 9-9.30 Staff phone calls Completed 9.30-10.00 e-mail merge to 1000 list Completed 10-10.30 A-weber e-mail send to WebAssistant to send to contacts Completed Will go out tomorrow 10.30-12.30 Client calls and responses 5 called – success 12.30-1.00 Working...
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YOUR Property Strategy Blueprint

The best way to get ahead in property investments is by setting strategies and making sure you have achievable goals along the way.
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Pay off your Mortgage and secure a strong pension

In just 10 years from now, how would you like to have paid off your home mortgage in full and have secured a strong pension?
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Win a 40 minute consultation with a Tax Expert

Enter our 2011 competition to win a 40 minute consultation with Tax expert, Colin Davison.  This is our 5th prize, to be drawn in October. All subscribers of Just Do Property are already entered into the 2011 Competition.  But you can gain more entries by recommending friends to subscribe to our site.  The more friends who subscribe the more entries you will get. It’s easy to subscribe for free, just click here: http://www.justdoproperty.co.uk/2011_prize_competition 5th Prize – A 40 minute phone consultation with Colin Davison, covering all your tax planning needs. "Colin is a property accountant specialising in tax and business support for property investors. Colin is also an avid investor with over a £4million portfolio in UK, residential and commercial, offshore companies, funds, trusts and syndicates holding property investments. So he knows what he’s talking about!" To be drawn in October 2011 Value: £150 We have 8 amazing prizes to win in the...
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How to get going when money doesn’t motivate?!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="148" caption="How to get going when money doesn’t motivate?!"][/caption] We’re taught to trade our time for money, but there is little we can do to influence how much our employer pays us. So the net effect is that we take the wage we’re offered and in good times we may get a 2-3% increase year on year. For most people, that’s enough. As long as they can live on their income they are happy enough with their income for the level of job they are doing. For many, they have no real desire to move up the ladder to the next level, so they know their income is fairly set. Having spoken to many Finance Managers and Directors over the years in my role as a Senior Manager in Pay and Pensions, I’ve discovered that they fully believe that their staff are ONLY motivated by money. If they...
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"Nobody is Perfect", John Davies, how things can go wrong;LHA High Yield Strategy; Tax Busting Checklist; Next Weeks Events; News Update

Hi! We hope that you are well and have been busy with your investments. Along with the upcoming changes to the website weve got some changes to our newsletter as well. Updates We had a superb day with John Davies from Hedge Property Investments this week recording some awesome videos about a number of key property related topics. These will be made available VERY soon. As one of the requests from our recent questionnaire was for case studies, good and bad, we twisted Johns arm to give us a story as to how things can really go wrong. Find out why Johns nickname is Nobody i.e. "Nobody is perfect"- this is a great story! We have some great new blog posts over thelast two weeks: The LHA high yield strategy 10-Jun-2010LHA,investment,investor Government is ignoring the need for a balanced housing market, says NLA 10-Jun-2010News,house prices,Housing Market BSA – Industry can...
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