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Can landlords have tax efficiency and flexibility?

Can landlords have tax efficiency and flexibility?

There are many factors that get overlooked when understanding how to navigate yourself as a landlord, the most difficult of which I believe to be, is how to have tax efficiency – so let’s change that.

First we must look at how to create tax efficiency, so what are our options? Our most highly recommended ideas that get most overwhelmingly overlooked are:

Tax bands not being taken advantage of. Capital Gains Tax is usually not paid when assets are transferred between spouses, this essentially allows you as a landlord to cut your tax bill by simply just transferring your assets to your partner, so what’s stopping you?

How to achieve high property rental yields

How to achieve high property rental yields

What is a property’s rental yield and how to calculate it

A property’s rental yield, also known as a property’s yield, is the annual return you achieve from renting out your property; in other words, it is essentially the amount of money you make in profit from rent. A property’s rental yield tells you the percentage return your rental income is generating against the property’s original purchase price.

What are tenancy disputes?

What are tenancy disputes?

Residential tenancy dispute What are tenancy disputes? Tenancy disputes are the formal method of resolving complications between a landlord and tenant. Tenancy disputes have the potential to be devastating to relationships between tenants and landlords, making the...

How to calculate your rental yield

How to calculate your rental yield

Thinking of purchasing a buy-to-let property? Prospective landlords need to familiarise themselves with the term ‘annual rental yield’, which is the gross amount of rent an owner is likely to receive over the course of a year. If you’re new to buying-to-let, working out rental yield is not too taxing. All you need to do is some straightforward sums.

How to assess wear and tear at your rental property

How to assess wear and tear at your rental property

It’s vital that a landlord has a comprehensive inventory with supporting photographs and videos at the end of a tenancy, especially when it comes to assessing what damage caused by the tenant is unreasonable and what might be considered ‘fair wear and tear’.

Wear and tear is a fairly simple principle but can cause landlords a great deal of trouble unless they understand how it differs from wilful or negligent damage caused by the tenant and what level of costs can be proposed at the end of the tenancy.

A certain amount of wear and tear is unavoidable in rental properties. Over time as tenants live in homes, some damage will occur. This isn’t a result of abuse or neglect by your tenants, meaning they can’t be held responsible for it. However, sometimes tenants do cause an unacceptable level of damage to furniture, fixtures and fittings which they’re liable for under the tenancy agreement.

How to manage your rental property effectively

How to manage your rental property effectively

What is involved in ongoing management and maintenance of a rental property?

Not all property investors are interested in being a landlord. The thought of actually dealing with all that property maintenance and tricky tenants can be very tricky The fact is, not everyone is suited to being a landlord. This can require immense amount of patience and perseverence.

As a landlord, you are constantly on call, you may find yourself dealing with a blocked sink on a Sunday morning. It is not for everyone.

There are ongoing tasks to take care of on a day to day basis. Once a tenant has moved into a property and all regulations are met;

You need to collect the monthly rental payments.
Manage repayments should your tenant fall into arrears.
Handle and respond to all maintenance enquires quickly and in a professinal manner.
Update all safety certificates as and when necessary.
Carry out regular property inspections.

Is buy to let investment right for you

Is buy to let investment right for you

A buy to let property investment is right for you of you prefer investments that are more tangible than stocks and shares.

Are willing to tie up your money for a long period of time
You accept that property prices can go down as well as up
You are willing to take the risk that you may not earn a profit on your investment
You understand and accept the additional risks that go along with borrowing money to buy a property
You understand and accept the costs and time involved in owning and running a property and the impact that this will have on your potential return.

When you become a landlord, you’re effectively running a small business and this comes with important legal responsibilities.

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We inform our landlords on property industry updates with blogs on Residential Property Management London. There are many updates that a landlords must keep up with whether it is tax, fire regulations, health and safety regulations, changes in the rental market or how best to keep the property maintained on time within budget.