The South Wales Argus covers the upcoming Gwent Landlord Forum. The first Gwent Landlord Forum of 2018 kicks off on Tuesday 30th January at the Parkway Hotel in Llantarnam, Cwmbran. The free event, sponsored by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, aims to educate landlords from across Newport and … Continue reading First Gwent Landlord Forum of 2018 Tackles Tech and Mortgage Products
The Welsh Assembly is to debate proposals later this month to abandon a part of the new Land Transaction Tax, which could have meant some landowners paying more tax in Wales than their English counterparts. Originally the Welsh Government had stated that when Land Transaction Tax is introduced in April 2018 (replacing Stamp Duty in … Continue reading Possible U-turn on Land Transaction Tax?
We have recently become aware of a local property owner who has been subjected to property fraud costing them over £400,000. The individual in question owned a property which he rented out to tenants over a long period of time. One of the tenants changed his name by deed poll to that of the landlord … Continue reading Property Owners Beware of Latest Scam
HMRC have released new guidance detailing examples of tax errors that landlords make. It focuses on scenarios where people become landlords but, for various reasons, are unaware of their tax obligations. Ten common reasons for people becoming ‘unintentional’ landlords have been identified, along with real life examples of each. These include: renting out a house … Continue reading Would HMRC Consider You a Landlord?
A new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is set to replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales, with effect from April 2018. The legislation is similar to the existing UK SDLT legislation, and the new LTT will be payable by the purchaser when buying or leasing a building or land, in line with a series … Continue reading New Welsh Land Transaction Tax Receives Royal Assent
The Inheritance Tax (IHT) collected by HMRC for the year June 2016 to May 2017 saw an increase of 9% on the previous year, rising to over £5 billion for the first time. According to law firm Wilsons, this is attributed to rising property values and the freezing of the basic Inheritance Tax allowance, which … Continue reading Are You Affected by Inheritance Tax?
As of 6 April 2017 the tax relief landlords receive for mortgage interest and other finance costs is restricted. The restriction is being introduced gradually so that by 2020/21 landlords will receive tax relief for finance costs at basic rate (currently 20%) instead of at the rate at which they pay tax. This change does … Continue reading To Have, Hold & Share Rental Income Tax Efficiently
The South Wales Argus highlight another successful Gwent Landlord Forum. Landlords from across south east Wales have again received expert advice, support and insight into the ever-changing rental landscape as part of the bi-monthly Gwent Landlord Forum. The event, held by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien, Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors and Lettings agency … Continue reading Landlords Kept in the Know as Renting Homes Act Moves Forward
Last weeks edition of the South Wales Argus features an article on our new Commercial Tenancy Forum. Organisers of the Gwent Landlord Forum have launched a sister-event aimed at the commercial market. The first Gwent Commercial Tenancy Forum will be held at the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran, on Tuesday 20th June from 6.30-8.30pm. The event will inform local … Continue reading Commercial Tenancy Forum Launches
A Welsh landlord was the first to be fined last week under the new housing regulations in Wales. Appearing before magistrates in Newport, charges were brought against him which included failing to register a property of multiple occupancy. Since November 2016, all landlords must register and declare multiple occupancy properties with Rent Smart Wales, as … Continue reading First Welsh Landlord Fined Under Rent Smart