Tax return for BTL property

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    I am looking at how I can be more Tax efficient with my BTL property

    Currently it is in my name and I am a high rate tax payer, my wife is a low rate tax payer. Using a Declaration of Trust, I can make my wife a joint beneficiary, and can split the income from the property 50:50

    As the mortgage is in my name, do I need to split the mortgage interest 50:50 or can I declare that just on my return, therefore I generate less income on my share of the property?

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  • Reply to Do I have to pay capitol gains tax?
    jpkeates
    When did you buy it, between what dates did you live in it, rent it out and when do you plan to sell it?
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  • Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    bhodgkiss
    Hi there

    I'm buying a btl with my partner (not married)

    i believe we can do the mortgage under tenants in common (as opposed to joint tenants), then sign a declaration of trust to adjust the income split 99:1 (instead of 50:50). She's doesn't work.

    Is it that simple...
    17-08-2017, 06:22 AM
  • Reply to Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    bhodgkiss
    Many thanks, yes I had read the bit about if one of us dies etc.

    Ok we'll go for the standard joint tenancy, as I believe we can simply draw up a document for her to get 100% income anyway from what's been said here (and other threads)
    17-08-2017, 15:45 PM
  • Reply to Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    jpkeates
    There are other differences between married couples and non-married couples that kick in.
    You need to look at the totality of the situation, not focus on one part of it.

    If you are married and one of you dies, the surviving spouse inherits the deceased's property automatically....
    17-08-2017, 10:55 AM
  • Reply to Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    bhodgkiss
    Many thanks

    So aside from ownership implications if we ever split up, surely HMRC will be happiest in assessing rental income if we have a tenants in common ownership 99:1?

    Then rental split follows ownership split?

    Also if we get married it'll need to swap to...
    17-08-2017, 09:04 AM
  • Reply to Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    jpkeates
    Which is why joint tenants is the better route.
    There's no defined split in ownership.

    How the business then arranges its affairs is then, more or less, up to the business.
    17-08-2017, 08:49 AM
  • Reply to Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    Raju Gajurel
    As you are not married, HMRC will look for the real beneficial ownership of the property. The factors such as who put down the deposit, who receives and spends rent, etc will become important. So, if your partner owns 99% of the house, then there would not be any issue from HMRC. But, this means she...
    17-08-2017, 08:18 AM
  • Reply to Buying BTL and declaration of trust?
    jpkeates
    That's necessary for married couples.

    As unmarried partners you can purchase as joint tenants (which is probably better for you in some other ways) and decide how you split the income.
    You should probably document the income split and both sign it.
    17-08-2017, 08:14 AM
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