Strategies to combat rising costs

This blog feature has been written by Bamboo Auctions. Over recent months, Bamboo Auctions has been working with a number of organisations as part of a campaign to introduce its landlord members to the benefits of online auctions. We believe that auctions are a highly efficient method of sale, but remain heavily underused. Through technology

A to Z of Property Tax Expenses for Landlords – C is for Cleaning

Welcome back to the new series of video features, brought to you by RITA4Rent, specialists in landlord and property tax. We continue with the letter C, which is for cleaning.  As a landlord, you will no doubt incur cleaning costs and services for your property. The good news is that this is usually eligible for tax

A to Z of Property Tax Expenses for Landlords – B is for Bank Charges

Welcome back to the series of video features, brought to you by RITA4Rent, specialists in landlord and property tax. We continue with the letter B, which is for bank charges.  In running your property lettings business, should you have a dedicated bank account and incur bank charges from it, you may be able to claim this

A to Z of Property Tax Expenses for Landlords – A is for Advertising

Welcome to a new series of video features, brought to you by RITA4Rent, specialists in landlord and property tax. Today we begin with the letter A, which is for advertising. As a landlord, you will likely incur advertising costs as you seek a tenant to let your property to.  These costs may be claimed as

The 7 Dangers of a DIY Tax return

This article explores some of the risks of DIY Tax returns and demonstrates how instructing professional property and landlord tax advisors such as RITA4Rent helps you avoid these risks from occurring. Financial Cost Perhaps one of the most common reasons for doing a tax return yourself is not wanting to pay the costs of instructing

Inheritance Tax – FAQs

As Benjamin Franklin famously stated, “In this world, nothing can be certain except death and taxes.” This is a perfect introduction to the world of Inheritance Tax. Our feature explores 5 FAQs giving readers a general grounding in the area.   “So what exactly is inheritance tax? I thought this was just a tax on

Free Record Keeping Spreadsheet Template – For Property Investors and Landlords

We are delighted to announce that our latest FREE record keeping spreadsheet template is now available.  This is for the 2015/16 tax year. Here at RITA, we strongly recommend all property investors and landlords keep complete and accurate records, and our spreadsheet is a perfect way to achieve this. There are many reasons why accurate

A Reminder – LESA

Today RITA4Rent, property tax specialists, are blogging with a brief reminder that the Landlord’s Energy Savings Allowance is nearing the end, and the costs must be incurred before 1 April 2015. You may be able claim up to £1,500 per property, and thus, if you hold a number of properties with relevant expenditure, then the

Form 17

Today’s blog explores Form 17 declarations and the tax treatment of jointly held property of married couples and civil partnerships. There are potential tax planning opportunities where one spouse or civil partner pays tax at the higher rate, and the other does not, and therefore it can be of benefit to have the allocation of rental

Tax breaks for landlords…and penalties

A recent report published by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Resolution Foundation, which RITA4Rent provided input as acknowledged, recommends a reviewed set of minimum standards, with regulation ensuring that “accredited” landlords benefit from more favourable tax breaks, whilst those “unaccredited” suffering as a result.  The full report is available to read here. Simply Business reported on

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