Jul, 2014



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  1. Capital Gains TAX when selling a Buy to let property


    I have a BTL property and am thinking about adding a family member onto the title. The mortgage company said this would be fine and it would be subject to a £100 admin fee. They informed me...
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    Should get landlords insurance ?

    I have two properties which I let out in the same purpose build modern block.

    I have buildings insurance on both properties as the managing agents provide this at a cost to me and all of the other...
  3. Thank you for your non-judgemental reply...

    Thank you for your non-judgemental reply jpkeates. I had personal issues which is why I moved home. Yes i agree it may be construed as being a a tax avoidance issue but it wasn't.

    The property...
  4. How much capital gains tax do I need to pay?


    I bought a property in mid 2010 on a residential mortgage. I stayed there for a short while and have some utility bills and council tax. The utility bills are for a few months and the...
  5. Is their capital gains on this transfer of equity?

    My father has a property which he owns two thirds of, and his brother the remaining one third. My father wants to gift one third to myself and the other third to my sister. Myself and my sister...
  6. oh, how can I remove the name? or can the post be...

    oh, how can I remove the name? or can the post be taken down?
  7. Getting a buy to let mortgage on a property already let out to the council

    I am in the process of buying a property and it is currently being let out through a management agent to the local council. It is on a contract for five years which started in April 2011, therefore...
  8. Solicitors fees for BTL claimable or a capital gains?

    I bought a property on a buy to let mortgage in Feb 2013. Is my solicitors fees for the purchase an allowable expense for my self assessment for year april 2012- april 2013 or is it an expense that...
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    10% wear and tear and Repairs

    I have a buy to let property where I claim the 10% wear and tear allowance of the yearly rent.

    I was wondering if anyone has a detailed list of what is included in this 10% wear and tear allowance...
  10. Can a letting agent force me to use their letting agreement with a £400 fee?


    Can a well known estate agent make me pay £350 plus vat for a tenancy agreement?

    I clearly asked the lettings manager that I thought I could use my own contract and she stated we...
  11. Can the management company of my apartment make me pay buildings insurance to them?

    I have a purpose build apartment, which is one of 32 in a modern block built in 1999. I currently get billed from the management company whom I pay the maintenance charge to for the buildings...
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    Flue void inspection hatch help needed?

    Hello all,

    I have an apartment where there is a flue in a void approximately 4.5 meters in length. This is the length of the flue from the boiler across the lounge to the outside of the apartment...
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    Thanks for your help. Also, I want to chose...

    Thanks for your help.

    Also, I want to chose the 10% rule for wear and tear. Doesnt this include new carpet as it it a furnishing?

    Is the 10% rule only applicable to furnishing etc?
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    The property was built in 1999, I purchased it in...

    The property was built in 1999, I purchased it in 2010.

    Some items were done before letting, some were done inbetween tenants
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    Allowable expenses?

    I understand that allowable expenses can be repairs and maintenance but not improvements as per income tax rules.

    I was wondering if the following are considered as allowable expenses:

    1) New...
  16. AST Tenancy agreement for a furnished flat needed

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to a good quality tenancy agreement for a furnished flat on an AST. My well known agent has suggested the one I have from, isn`t...
  17. How to insert a break clause into a AST contract corectly

    I want to let my property out for 12 months, but the tenants want 18 months, but are willing to have a break clause of 12 months. How do I include this into the contract corectly.

    Also does...
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    Landlord insurance and rent insurance

    I shall be letting my flat out from next week, and wanted information on two points.

    Firstly, I want a landlords insurance policy. (my apartment is in a purpose built block where I already pay...
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    Inventory list

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for an inventory list.

    My apartment will be rented out shortly and it will be furnished and I need to provide an inventory.

    Thanks in advance
  20. Can a fee be enforced legally for renewals?

    I am going to be letting my apartment through a well known agent. I have noticed in their contract that there is a renewal fee on the first 2 years of renewals.

    Hence if the original tenannt is...
  21. Duration of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy under the Housing Act 1988

    I have a tenant whose 12 months tenancy under AST has ended and I believe that it knows enters a rolling one months contract.

    Myself and the tenant want some more protection.

    Can I issue the...
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    How do I go about getting a possession order by...

    How do I go about getting a possession order by myself? Is there forms that I can fill in myself or do I have to instruct a solicitor?
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    If you read what I said, I haven`t promised the...

    If you read what I said, I haven`t promised the property to the new tenant, I have merely said it should be available but cannot guarantee it will be on the 26th November.
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    Help with evicting a tenant

    I have a tenant whom I served a section 21 notice 9 weeks before it was due to expire. Hence I have given plenty of notice. I sent it by recorded delivery and by hand also. The tenant has...
  25. What are Tenants responsibilties when moving out of a furnished rental property?

    My current tenants are moving out in a months time and I shall be collecting my rent tomorrow and want to give them a letter regarding their responsibilites when they move out.

    e.g I want to make...
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