Join us as we take a look back at our Top most visited blogs, pages and articles of 2022, ranked in order of most unique views on our website.

#1 Form 17 for Landlords – adjusting the split of property income between couples

Once again, this blog makes the #1 spot for the second year running as the most-read feature on our website.

Whilst most landlords are aware that income can be shared equally by married couples for tax purposes, we receive many phone calls from landlords who are still not aware of the opportunity to make changes to this arrangement.

For help preparing the necessary legal documentation and filing Form 17, contact for a quote.

#2 How to Download your SA100s – Your Full Tax Returns​

We put together a handy guide on how to download your full tax returns at any time using your HMRC Government Gateway. In fact this guide was so useful, it’s taken #2 on our list of most popular articles.

#3 What is Section 24? Common questions about Mortgage Interest Tax Relief Restrictions

The Section 24 tax changes restrict tax relief for finance costs secured by private landlords on residential properties to the basic rate of Income Tax. The changes were initially announced by George Osborne in the Conservative government’s summer budget of 2015. In this blog we cover:

  • What are the ‘Section 24’ Tax Changes?
  • Will Section 24 Impact my Property Business?
  • How will Section 24 impact cashflow?
  • What counts as ‘Finance Costs’ in Section 24?
  • Will Section 24 ever be repealed?
  • Why is the Section 24 Tax Credit a ‘Maximum’ of 20%?

And much more.

31st January 2022 marked for many landlords their biggest ever payment to HMRC. This was due to the knock on impact of Section 24 finally catching up with the tax payments system.

It’s not surprising then that this article arrives in our Top 4 most read articles for the fourth year running.

Hopefully by now landlords fully understand the impact of Section 24 and have taken action if they are severely impacted.

If you haven’t yet taken action, why not take our free initial assessment

#5 PRA Changes: The Impact on Portfolio Landlords

Our 5th most visited blog page is a full summary of the 2016 Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes with a focus on what the changes mean to landlords wanting to borrow additional funds.

If you’re a portfolio landlord in the buy-to-let business and you’ve not had to borrow additional funds from a lender since 2016, then you should read this blog and find out what has changed.

For example, Portfolio Landlords looking for new mortgages will have to ensure they have all the necessary details to hand. A buy-to-let lender may ask for:-

  • bank statements
  • tax returns
  • future liabilities
  • SA302s
  • ASTs
  • rental accounts
  • income and expenditure statements
  • and a business plan!

More on this and stress testing in this blog.

#6 Is it still worth being a landlord in 2022? [Property Pontoon: Do you Stick or Twist?] 

Coming in at #6 we have – Is it still worth being a landlord in 2022 (Property Pontoon, Do you Stick or Twist?)

In this blog, Ben explains his thoughts on what is weighing on the Landlord’s mind and explains how the average portfolio landlord manages moving forward.

stick or twist
stick or twist

#7 Case Study- Building a Business to Last Generations

At #7, we have Case Study: Buiding a Business to Last Generations

In this blog, we take a closer look at MR W. and discuss the options that he could take to future-proof his property business

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