16 - August 2019A quick guide to what should be included when calculating the profit or loss for a property rental business.
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Property income receipts – what should be included? When calculating the profit or loss for a property rental business, it is important that nothing is overlooked. The receipts which need to be taken into account may include more than simply the rent received from letting out the property. Rent and other receipts Income from a […]
14 - August 2019If you use the property rental toolkit, do you think it’s useful?
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Using the property rental toolkit to avoid common errors in returns HMRC’s property rental toolkit highlights errors commonly found in tax returns in relation to property income. The toolkit can be used to help avoid those errors, some of which are discussed briefly below. Computation For unincorporated property businesses, the default basis is the cash […]
27 - July 2019A quick guide on how to manage costs and expenses as a work from home landlord
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Managing a rental business from home A landlord will often manage their property rental business from home, and in doing so will incur additional household expenses, such as additional electricity and gas, additional cleaning costs, etc. As with other expenses, the landlord can claim a deduction for these when working out the profits of the […]
25 - July 2019The letting of a jointly-owned property in itself does not give rise to a partnership, so what does?
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Property partnerships A person may own a property jointly that is let out as part of a partnership business. This may arise if the person is a partner of a trading or professional partnership which also lets out some of its land and buildings. A less common situation is where the person is in a […]
23 - July 2019Today’s blog covers taxing rental deposits – what’s the most you’ve spent repairing after a tenant has moved out?
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Rental deposits A landlord will usually take a deposit from a tenant when letting a property to cover the cost of any damage caused to the property by the tenant. Where a property is let on an assured shorthold tenancy, the tenants’ deposit must be placed in an official tenancy deposit scheme. The purpose of […]