Ian, a private Buy to Let landlord with a small portfolio, came to RBS Chartered Accountants in Canary Wharf, Docklands, East London because, in his words, "I came to RBSCA as I knew that several of them were landlords themselves....I find them straight forward talking....I would highly recommend them." Due to popular demand RBSCA has now opened a branch in West London, Marble Arch W1 area therefore catering for the accounting needs of investors in the West End London area. 

Tax is an increasingly complex area and it is essential that landlords seek advice from a specialist taxation and accountancy advisor. This will ensure a strategy is devised which best suits your individual needs. With buy-to-let investment on the increase, information about the ever-changing tax issues facing property investors is scarce. The tax system is extremely complex and it is imperative that landlords comply with their reporting obligations, whilst at the same time ensure they are paying the minimum amount of tax on their rental profits.

At RBS Accountants Ltd. we believe that the buy-to-let market will continue to grow, as it is a route by which:

  • Relatively secure capital gains can be made on eventual sale
  • Favourable income returns can be generated throughout the period of ownership

The property finance is covered in repayment terms by the security of the eventual sale proceeds of the property and in interest terms by the rental income generated.

There are, of course, many factors that can affect the returns in both capital and income. But, on the basis that the investment appears to make commercial sense, landlords need to be aware of the tax issues facing them not only as property investors but also as individuals with other businesses, careers and investments.

As investors ourselves and by having many clients with property portfolios, we have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in this sector and can be of great benefit to customers with properties. By providing landlord clients with a pro-active service, combined with a partnership built on trust and understanding of your individual business needs, we are confident that you will maximise rental returns by minimising your tax liabilities.

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