Thank you. Your comments are appreciated.
From my client's notes of the meeting she had with the potential buyer, he said that 'he would compensate her for loss of rental income'. I was hoping to find a more tax advantageous structure. Advice provided by all has been very helpful. I will need to research further.
Thank you. The £450K was an offer from the potential buyer and I am not sure how he arrived at that sum. My client seems to be happy with it though. The student lets are for a fixed term of 12 months. It has been a very successful operation with year 2 students often staying for their 3rd, or in some cases, their 4th year. It does seem that this sum should be taxed as income.
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Thank you. A good point. The formal structure of the offer has yet to be presented.
Yes. A genuine typo on my part (and wishful thinking). My client has been advised that CGT will be 28%.
Thank you. This is helpful and does give me some guidance.
Thank you for your response. I was calling it 'goodwill' for the sake of calling it something. I was hoping for some guidance as to whether the additional sum could be treated in a different way to the property disposal. I would also be grateful if you could tell me what else is wrong with what i said.