Will this tax loophole be closed? PLUS: How much value will planning permission add?

Welcome to another Ask Rob & Rob – that time of the week where you send in your property investment questions and The Robs give you the answers.

First up we have Adam from London. He already has a 2-bedroom buy to let investment property in Cheltenham which is performing well.

He’s looking at purchasing a second buy to let property and wants to know if the current loophole on the restriction of mortgage interest relief for limited companies is likely to close any time soon.

Naturally Adam doesn’t want to go through the trouble of setting up a limited company if this property loophole is likely to get closed – so what do Rob & Rob think?

Should he save himself the hassle of registering a business and make his buy to let property purchase personally? And is it actually a loophole Adam is referring to? Rob D has some interesting thoughts on this.

Second up we have Danny from Portsmouth who wants to know if gaining planning permission will increase the value of his investment property.

Danny has recently purchased a corner plot and has a plan A and plan B. Should he put a dwelling on the end or change it to a 4-bedroom house, adding two bedrooms via an extension? He wants to know if there’s a tool to show you what you could increase values by if he was to sell his investment property with agreed planning permission.

Now, Rob B has some top notch advice here, utilising his wealth of property development knowledge. Make sure you jot some notes down for this one as it’s a great question and the answer isn’t quite as straightforward as you may think.

Enjoy this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

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