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What is a House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO)?

HMRC’s definition is “a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (for example a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen”. It is sometimes called a ‘house share’. Common examples of HMOs are student accommodation and...

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What to consider when buying a commercial property.

Stamp duty There are 3 rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax on the purchase price of a commercial property: 0% up to £150,000; 2% on the next £100,000; 5% over £250,000. VAT Stamp duty There are 3 rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax on the purchase price of a commercial property: 0%...

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What expenses can I claim against my rental property?

This is a list of tax deductible expenses that you can claim against your rental property income. Mortgage interest is claimable in full but there are special rules regarding tax relief Management charges/commission to letting agencies Property repairs – but not...

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Can I claim tax relief on my car if I’m a sole trader?

 I use my car for my self-employed business – it cost £5,000*.  Can I claim tax relief? Yes - but it's complicated – and it depends on the CO2 emissions of the car. For cars bought after 6th April 2021: Second-hand electric cars, and cars with CO2 emissions over...

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What should I do when employing someone for the first time?

The most important things are: You must pay at least the National Minimum wage. Get Employers’ Liability insurance as soon as you become an employer. Send a written job description (including Terms & Conditions) to your employee. When employing someone for over 1...

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What to do if you have gone over the VAT threshold?

You should talk to an accountant urgently!  If at any point during a 12 month period, (good to review this monthly) your turnover exceeds the VAT threshold of £85,000, you must register within 30 days from the end of the month in which you went over the limit. If the...

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