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Budget 2011 - Impact on Capital Allowances

Capital Allowances and other fiscal incentives look likely to continue to play a key role in the Government’s plans for growth... ”   (Archived article) A summary of the main points affecting Capital Allowances tax relief within the Budget. In General The items which qualify as assets for HMO, Multi-lets, Commercial and existing FHL properties have not changed and tax relief can still be claimed on your property. HMO and Multi-let Properties HMO owners can still claim between 7% and 20% of the purchase price of the property in allowances, depending on purchase date. The tax relief is available against any taxable income.   Commercial Properties Commercial property owners can still claim between 15% and 50% of the purchase price of the property in allowances, depending on the purchase date and type of commercial use. The tax relief is available against any taxable income of the owner. Writing Down Allowances It...
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Just £330 + VAT for Conveyancing (what a bargain)

A 22% discount for conveyancing with Convey With Me, just £330 plus VAT for Just Do Property subscribers.
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Why Inflation is bad news for Pensions but great for Property.

Inflation has been making all the headlines and it’s important to understand why pensions are adversely affected by inflation. Yet at the same time, inflation can be beneficial to property investors. First a quick look at why inflation is here to stay.
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How to get more deals with less effort!

Find deals immediately at no upfront cost to you! By Simon Zutshi One of the quickest ways to find BMV deals is to contact other investors who are already finding motivated sellers and ask them if you can have some of their leads that they are not interested in or ones that they cannot convert. This is one of the strategies I teach on my one day “Property Investing Quick Start” seminars, because it is a NO RISK method of you obtaining leads immediately at NO UPFRONT COST to you. You can find these people at property networking events or just contact people who are advertising to find motivated sellers. By now you might be thinking: this sounds like a great strategy but why on earth would an investor not want some of their leads? Well there are two main reasons: 1)    Most investors have a certain criteria that they are...
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0.5% interest rate continues as Bank of England resists pressure to increase

There as been much speculation that the Bank of England (BoE) could start to put interest rates up, especially with inflation twice the Banks target rate. However the Banks Monetary Policy Committee today decided to keep interest rates at their record low - no unchanged for two years! The quantitative easing measures were also unchanged. Speculation of an increase was fueled after three MPC members voted for a rise last month. The Bank no doubt will continue to struggle with the dilemma as to whether to raise rates to try to slow down inflation, or to keep rates low so as not to increase the costs of borrowing. Although the hold in rates is great for property investors and was welcomed by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the continuing uncertainty and sepcualtion of a rate rise will not help. What do you think? Are interest rates going to stay low...
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