What tax will I pay when selling my buy-to-let?

Property Expert:
Stephen Ludlow
Director, ludlowthompson.com
Q: I have a buy-to-let property and would like to know the kind of tax I would have to pay if and when I decide to sell. Is there more than one tax levy?

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You receive the first £7000 or so tax free.
Stephen Ludlow - Director, ludlowthompson
Stephen's Response:

Stephen's response:


The capital gains tax due would be 18 percent if it is purely an investment.  You would receive the first £7000 or so tax free if it is the only capital gain that tax year. 


If it is your only property and you reoccupy it for a period before selling as 'your main residence' then capital gains may not apply. It is best to seek advice from a qualified tax accountant.


You may find this article and HMRC link useful reading -


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