Wilkie May & Tuckwood
Mortgages & Income Tax
Banks and other financial institutions like you to consult them before letting your property. It is likely that it is a condition of your mortgage and as a result you should seek their consent before letting. They may check the Tenancy Agreement and copy references before the tenancy is introduced. There are normally no problems with a fixed term agreement. In many instances banks may require you to pay a fee for giving consent.
You are liable to pay tax on rental income. Tax is due from the rent received minus expenses.
Landlords remaining in the UK
Landlords living in the UK or working for a UK employer (and paid in this country) are responsible for their own tax affairs connected with rental income.
Landlords moving overseas or from overseas
We recommend that if landlords are moving overseas, they should appoint an Accountant to be responsible for account preparation and returns to the Inland Revenue.
The Finance Act 1995 created a new scheme for taxing the property income of non-resident landlords. This came into effect from 6 April 1996.
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