Structuring a property business for tax

Jerome Lane, Director of TaxAntics Limited It’s an age-old tax debate as to whether personal or corporate ownership is the right way to invest in buy-to-let residential property, even before hybrid (partnership/LLP) or trust structures enter the fray. In many ways “structuring for tax” is a dangerous phrase simply because there are so many other […]
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Nathan Winch

Why keeping management accounts in your business is so important

And how to get it right! What are management accounts? Management accounts are a type of financial report providing insight on the financial performance of your business. They’re called management accounts because business owners and management teams typically use them for strategic decision-making. Each set of management accounts will be unique to that business and […]
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The “Queen of SA” shows you the way Part 5: Business plans and attracting...

Sarah McDermott of Maison Parfaite Sarah McDermott’s guide to running a serviced accomodation business Part 5: Business plans and attracting investors Sarah McDermott is co-owner of luxury holiday-let business, Maison Parfaite. Across this regular series, she shares her invaluable knowledge and experience on running a successful serviced accommodation (SA) business. Sarah chooses to operate at the […]
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Kim Opszala

How to negotiate your way to results

Kim Opszala of KoMo Properties Negotiation is a key skill for any property investor – whether it’s negotiating a purchase price with a seller, interest rates with a private investor or terms for a creative deal with an estate agent. As a multi award-winning lawyer of almost ten years, I have a lot of experience […]
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Lisa Tinker

Good housekeeping

Good housekeeping is the first principle of safety when it comes to a construction/refurbishment site that’s underway, but it is often one of the last items to be addressed. Good housekeeping when it comes to construction refers to the practice of keeping your project/site in a clean and tidy order with the primary objectives of […]
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Building a power team

20 key roles to assist a successful property business Neil Chaudhuri of Vogue Abode Properties Property investing can be very rewarding, but it is by no means an easy ride. It’s therefore imperative that you surround yourself with the right people to help you propel your property business forward. I’ve identified 20 key roles I […]
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The “Queen of SA” shows you the way Part 4: Décor and furnishings

Sarah McDermott of Maison Parfaite Sarah McDermott’s guide to running a serviced accomodation businessPart 4: Décor and furnishings Sarah McDermott is co-owner of luxury holiday-let business, Maison Parfaite. Across this regular series, she shares her invaluable knowledge and experience on running a successful serviced accommodation (SA) business. Sarah chooses to operate at the high-end sector […]
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Nathan Winch

When should I employ people?

The right time to bring people into my businessProperty is a business just like any other but, in my experience, property people tend not to act like business owners. It’s strange. It’s a phenomenon I’ve only witnessed in property; maybe because many of them aren’t business owners first – not that that is a problem, […]
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Lisa Tinker

Writing a programme of works

When you’re starting out on a refurbishment project, there are a multitude of tasks property developers or builders need to execute to get the project underway. I’ve heard all sorts over the years, with property strategists talking about magical timelines often determined with nothing to back their claims of “a quick four-week refurbishment” or a […]
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Power of Networking

Power of networking

How building relationships helps us to grow and manage our property business Within the property industry networking is largely viewed as beneficial and necessary. In light of the pandemic, it has changed significantly over the last year, with many events moving online. Whilst this has meant that we’ve lost the joy of meeting people face-to-face, […]
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