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Accounting
for landlords

With changes happening for UK landlords and the buy-to-let market regularly, having an accountants that truly understand the property sector is crucial. There are many ways to minimise your tax bill and maximise the return on your property investment.

Whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord, individual landlord, corporate landlord, property dealer, estate management, non resident investors, or a second home owner, we have packages and services to suit your every landlord and property need.

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DNS-Accountants

How we help landlords

Here at dns we support and advise thousands of landlords with all their accountancy,
tax and landlord needs.

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DNS-Accountants
Specific services

Our specialist team of business experts offer a full range of services for all your accountancy, tax and landlord needs.

  • Limited company accounts
  • Tax returns
  • Property related tax advice
  • Tax efficient structuring
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Non-UK resident advice
DNS-Accountants

Expert support around the UK

Our expert landlord team is always available to answer your
questions and give you advice.

7,000+
clients
14
UK offices
80+
experts

Your path to easy accounting…

Hassle free accounting

All your accounting needs in one place. Online leading software and in person with our friendly team.

  • No penalty guarantee
  • 4 hour response
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Free cloud software
Saving tax & no penalties

Helping you navigate the complex property tax rules

  • Tax planning advice
  • Corporation tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • Annual Tax Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)
  • Inheritance tax
No surprises

Our services give you complete control and support for all your landlord needs.

  • Clear concise advice
  • Regular reporting
  • Certainty & confidence
  • Best client experience
  • Technology with real-time information
  • Hassle free accounting
  • IR35
  • Saving tax & no penalties
DNS-Accountants

Our packages

We've got a range of packages to suit all types
of people

  • Perfect for the small business with very few transactions
    Starter
    £25 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 20 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • 0 / Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Company year-end accounts
    • Corporation tax return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 0 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Generate dividend vouchers
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Company secretarial
    • Confirmation statement
    • Registered office
    Company setup
    • Company formation
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • IR35 review
    • 0 / Monthly CIS returns
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Suitable for small businesses requiring more support
    Lite
    £99 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 50 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • 1 / Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Company year-end accounts
    • Corporation tax return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 1 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Generate dividend vouchers
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Company secretarial
    • Confirmation statement
    • Registered office
    Company setup
    • Company formation
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • IR35 review
    • 1 / Monthly CIS returns
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most businesses
    Standard
    £130 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 100 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • 2 / Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Company year-end accounts
    • Corporation tax return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 1 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Generate dividend vouchers
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Company secretarial
    • Confirmation statement
    • Registered office
    Company setup
    • Company formation
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • IR35 review
    • 2 / Monthly CIS returns
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • For those who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £190 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 125 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • 2 / Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Company year-end accounts
    • Corporation tax return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 2 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Generate dividend vouchers
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Company secretarial
    • Confirmation statement
    • Registered office
    Company setup
    • Company formation
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • IR35 review
    • 3 / Monthly CIS returns
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Perfect for the small business with very few transactions
    Starter
    £15 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 20 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • Sole trader accounts
    • Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Set up
    • Sole trader registration
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Monthly newsletter & tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Suitable for small businesses requiring more support
    Lite
    £35 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 50 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • Sole trader accounts
    • Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 1 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Set up
    • Sole trader registration
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Monthly newsletter & tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most businesses
    Standard
    £70 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 100 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • Sole trader accounts
    • 1 / Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 1 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Set up
    • Sole trader registration
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Monthly newsletter & tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • For those who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £150 +VAT/month
    Tax and accountancy
    • Upto 125 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • Sole trader accounts
    • 2 / Monthly payroll
    • P11D return
    • Quarterly VAT return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • 1 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online accountancy software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated account manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Telephone & email support
    Set up
    • Sole trader registration
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other benefits
    • Monthly newsletter & tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Perfect for the first time contractor on lower day rates
    Starter
    £16.5 +VAT/month
    or
    £165 +VAT/year
    Services included in tax investigation cover
    • Corporation tax self-assessment
    • Income tax self-assessment
    • PAYE and P11D
    • Capital gains tax
    • National insurance
    • Construction industry scheme
    • IR35
    • Inheritance tax
    * The above fee is valid upto £125K turnover
    * Exclusions
    • Fraud
    • Deliberate omissions
    • Criminal prosecutions
    • Tax, fines, penalties & interest due
    • Tax avoidance schemes
    • Enquiries commencing outside of the period of service
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most contactors
    Standard
    £22 +VAT/month
    or
    £220 +VAT/year
    Services included in tax investigation cover
    • Corporation tax self-assessment
    • Income tax self-assessment
    • PAYE and P11D
    • Capital gains tax
    • National insurance
    • Construction industry scheme
    • IR35
    • Inheritance tax
    * The above fee is valid between £125K to £500K turnover
    * Exclusions
    • Fraud
    • Deliberate omissions
    • Criminal prosecutions
    • Tax, fines, penalties & interest due
    • Tax avoidance schemes
    • Enquiries commencing outside of the period of service
  • For those contractors who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £33 +VAT/month
    or
    £330 +VAT/year
    Services included in tax investigation cover
    • Corporation tax self-assessment
    • Income tax self-assessment
    • PAYE and P11D
    • Capital gains tax
    • National insurance
    • Construction industry scheme
    • IR35
    • Inheritance tax
    * The above fee is valid above £500K turnover
    * Exclusions
    • Fraud
    • Deliberate omissions
    • Criminal prosecutions
    • Tax, fines, penalties & interest due
    • Tax avoidance schemes
    • Enquiries commencing outside of the period of service
  • Perfect for the first time contractor on lower day rates
    Standard
    £13.75 +VAT/month
    or
    £138 +VAT / year
    Services covered under registered office address
    • Registered office / correspondence address as dns head office
    • Email forwarding only / scanning letter
    • Hardcopy post to be collected from office
    • Dedicated reception to post letters and scanning
    • Dedicated landline with reception to answer calls on behalf of your company
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most contactors
    Premium
    £27.50 +VAT/month
    or
    £275 +VAT / year
    Services covered under registered office address
    • Registered office / correspondence address as dns head office
    • Email forwarding only / scanning letter
    • Hardcopy post to be collected from office
    • Dedicated reception to post letters and scanning
    • Dedicated landline with reception to answer calls on behalf of your company
  • For those contractors who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium Plus
    £55 +VAT/month
    or
    £550 +VAT / year
    Services covered under registered office address
    • Registered office / correspondence address as dns head office
    • Email forwarding only / scanning letter
    • Hardcopy post to be collected from office
    • Dedicated reception to post letters and scanning
    • Dedicated landline with reception to answer calls on behalf of your company
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most businesses
    Standard
    £15 +VAT/month
    Self assessment services
    • Tax return submission
    • Dividend / PAYE wages
    • One Bank Account Interest
    • Pension contributions
    • One rental property
    • Tax investigation cover
    • SATR mobile app / cloud based software
    • DD sign ups only
    • Designated accounts manager
    • Free tax review (15 mins)
  • For those who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £27.50 +VAT/month
    Self assessment services
    • Tax return submission
    • Dividend / PAYE wages
    • One Bank Account Interest
    • Pension contributions
    • One rental property
    • Tax investigation cover
    • SATR mobile app / cloud based software
    • DD Sign Ups ONLY
    • Designated accounts manager
    • Free tax review (15 mins)
  • Our most popular package, perfect for limited company landlords
    Standard
    £60 +VAT/month
    Tax and Accountancy
    • Upto 30 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • Upto 2 properties
    • Company year-end accounts
    • Corporation tax return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • Annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED) returns
    • 15 Minute consultation on any property tax related issue
    • 1 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online Accountancy Software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Generate dividend vouchers
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated Account Manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Unlimited support via telephone or email
    Company Secretarial
    • Confirmation statement
    • Registered office
    Company Setup
    • Company formation
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other Benefits
    • Monthly newsletter and tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • For those who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £105 +VAT/month
    Tax and Accountancy
    • Upto 50 transaction support / Bookkeeping
    • Upto 3 properties
    • Company year-end accounts
    • Corporation tax return
    • Year-end tax review meeting
    • Annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED) returns
    • 15 Minute consultation on any property tax related issue
    • 2 / Standard self-assessment tax return
    • Tax investigation cover
    Online Accountancy Software
    • Nomisma cloud based real time accounting software
    • Automated invoicing and financial control
    • Track your expenses & store receipts via mobile app
    • Generate dividend vouchers
    • Management accounts - monthly / quarterly / yearly
    • Full training and support
    Dedicated Account Manager
    • Face-to-face meeting during business hours
    • Single point of contact
    • Reference letter for lenders & visas
    • Unlimited support via telephone or email
    Company Secretarial
    • Confirmation statement
    • Registered office
    Company Setup
    • Company formation
    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
    • Support with opening a bank account
    Other Benefits
    • Monthly newsletter and tax tips
    • Monthly compliance report
    • Financial planning review
    • The core asset vault - sales & marketing system
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most businesses
    Standard
    £28 +VAT
    • Company formation with Company House
    • Share Certificate
    • Articles of Association
    • Memorandum of Association
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Business Bank Account
    • VAT Registration
    • PAYE Registration
  • For those who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £110 +VAT
    • Company formation with Company House
    • Share Certificate
    • Articles of Association
    • Memorandum of Association
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Business Bank Account
    • VAT Registration
    • PAYE Registration
  • Perfect for the first time contractor on lower day rates
    Starter
    £250 (excl. VAT)
    Tax and accountancy
    • Self assessment Tax return filing with HMRC*
    • Capital Gains tax computation
    • Income from mining, staking, airdrops
    • Tax Breakdown and computation
    • Single point of contact
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Apply for UTR number
    • Initial Advisory Meeting with Tax advisor (30 minutes)
    • upto 10,000 transactions / Bookkeeping and Software
    • Computation of Trading profits
    • Reconcile / Verify the Transactions
    • Review data from other Exchanges and Platform
  • Our most popular package, perfect for most contactors
    Standard
    £425 (excl. VAT)
    Tax and accountancy
    • Self assessment Tax return filing with HMRC*
    • Capital Gains tax computation
    • Income from mining, staking, airdrops
    • Tax Breakdown and computation
    • Single point of contact
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Apply for UTR number
    • Initial Advisory Meeting with Tax advisor (30 minutes)
    • upto 10,000 transactions / Bookkeeping and Software
    • Computation of Trading profits
    • Reconcile / Verify the Transactions
    • Review data from other Exchanges and Platform
  • For those contractors who want to get the maximum service from us
    Premium
    £775 (excl. VAT)
    Tax and accountancy
    • Self assessment Tax return filing with HMRC*
    • Capital Gains tax computation
    • Income from mining, staking, airdrops
    • Tax Breakdown and computation
    • Single point of contact
    • Newsletter and tax tips
    • Apply for UTR number
    • Initial Advisory Meeting with Tax advisor (30 minutes)
    • upto 20,000 transactions / Bookkeeping and Software
    • Computation of Trading profits
    • Reconcile / Verify the Transactions
    • Review data from other Exchanges and Platform

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Accommodation is classed as furnished if it has a bed, an easy chair and dining facilities for each guest.

Unfurnished accommodation may be bare or include carpets, curtains and white goods but is essentially any property that is not furnished. Income from each should be listed separately for tax purposes.

A tenant is usually the person who is living in the property, regardless of the reasons why, they may have a legal right or not. The lessee has a legal agreement, i.e. the legal right to live there.

Example 1:- Son buys a flat for Mum to live in – Son is lessee and Mum the tenant.

Example 2 – Investor buys a flat, and then sublets it out to a family. Investor is lessee, family are tenants and Mum, who signed the lease, is both lessee and tenant.

Yes, you are subject to income tax in the UK on UK property. But take care you do not also become liable to foreign tax where you are working.

If you are UK resident, then you are subject to income tax in the UK on worldwide property income. But take care you are allowed to buy and you do not also become liable to foreign tax wherever you are planning to buy

If this is your first purchase, then First Time Buyer relief may be available to reduce your SDLT bill for properties worth less than £500,000

If you are purchasing more than one property, then you may be entitled to SDLT relief for multiple dwellings.

The most recent changes are:

  • From April 2020, interest is totally disallowed as a deduction from residential property income for income tax purposes; instead landlords will receive a 20% credit to set against their income tax bill.
  • Lettings relief is changing in April 2020. The existing £40,000 relief per owner for properties let out after being your main home is being replaced by a formal relief for properties let out while the property is still your main home e.g. bed and breakfast, Airbnb or lodgers.
  • There are plans to restrict the ability of landlords to evict tenants.

Overall the recent changes are so significant that operating as a BTL investor in a partnership or as a sole trader can lead to a negative cash flow and have a devastating effect on landlords with high interest charges. So, make sure you budget costs in advance.

Many buy to let landlords with rental property will be seriously affected by the recent changes, with overall tax payable increasing to such an extent that the rental property may be creating a loss annually. Please refer to example on page 11 which shows how the mortgage restriction affects the tax liability. Some Investors may not be able to continue this as a business and may have to look for other jobs to survive. The only options available will be restructuring including:

  • Let the residential properties as furnished holiday lettings.
  • Sell residential properties and reinvest in commercial buildings.
  • Transfer the residential properties into a company

One straight forward solution if you have a small portfolio of properties, is to structure these investments through a limited company. The immediate benefit is that the full mortgage interest is allowed as an expense against rental income before tax. Additionally, you can use a number of other means to benefit from using a limited company