Purchasing your first home, or moving into a new property, is an exciting and joyous time. It is also a big financial commitment. Getting expert financial advice could save you money as well as time and stress. There are many things to consider when purchasing a property, even more so if you are purchasing a second residential property. One of these is stamp duty.

From April 2017, tax law surrounding buy-to-let property is changing. If you own a rental property it is important you understand fully how these changes will affect your tax position. Tax relief on mortgage interest will be reduced from next week, on a tapered approach until 2020.

buy-to-let-property-investment-update With many of our contractor clients also choosing to invest in buy-to-let property, AJN have prepared a Buy-to-Let Update providing details around five key changing factors, and summarising both the current challenges, as well as the remaining opportunities for each.

budget-2016Today's Budget announcement did not bring too many surprises, or big changes, relevant to contractors and freelancers. Much of the speculation around pensions did not come to light this time around, and the bill is still underway regarding Elective Resolutions, and winding up limited companies tax-effectively.

current-tax-regime-buy-to-let Changes are on the horizon for buy-to-let property owners. It is important to understand these. Separately, the interest on any mortgage or loan taken to buy, improve or maintain the property, is fully deductible.