Property investment can still be profitable despite tax challenges

Award-winning Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle is calling on landlords and investors to plan ahead carefully when considering property investment, in order to rise above the tax challenges today’s investors face.

Following recent reforms to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and mortgage interest stress tests, newcomers to property investment need to think carefully about how they can get the most out of their investments.

Susan Sedgwick, joint Managing Director at Watson Buckle, says that planning is key and landlords need to seek specialist advice in order to structure their investments in a tax-efficient way.

“An ever-increasing number of landlords are opting to let their properties through a limited company structure in their efforts to rise above tax challenges,” Susan said.

However, she warned that this might not always be the best option and that investors should always seek tailored advice in line with their unique circumstances.

“Today’s landlords face a number of difficult challenges, but ultimately the property market remains robust and tenant demand remains strong.

“The key is seeking specialist advice to structure your properties in a tax-efficient way,” she said.

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