Amer Siddiq

Date: January 2013

Amer is a seasoned property investor and is passionate about all aspects of property. Over that last 6 years he has grown a portfolio in the North West of England.

Amer is also a public speaker and regularly gives talks at the property investor show about various aspects of property investment. He has also written much sought after property investment reports, which have provided investors with up to a 33% return in only 4 months.

Amer is not new to property and taxes either. After struggling to find suitable answers to his numerous tax questions Amer decided to learn about property tax himself (quite a challenge!). Though it was a steep learning curve, he had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the most respected and knowledgeable tax specialists in the country.

These tax specialists have continued to work with Amer and this has lead to the birth of the Property Tax Portal – a website dedicated to helping property investors to pay less tax!

Amer Says: Investing in property is challenging, great fun and extremely rewarding. However investing in a tax efficient way is really the ‘icing on the cake’ and some simple tax planning will stop you from having to give £thousands to the taxman.

I truly believe that after months of scouring the country I have handpicked and built a team of tax specialists who really are amongst the best in the country. Not only are they amazingly knowledgeable, highly respected, and at the top of their profession, but they are a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, they are hugely successful in what matters most…saving property investors like you and I from having to give a large portion of our hard earned profits to the taxman.

I hope you find this website both informative and financially rewarding…..Enjoy :-).

What are the main areas of the buy-to-let arena you cover?

We cover all areas of buy-to-let: through our Tax Insider site we cover all areas of taxation, particularly property taxation, and through our Property Portfolio Software site we help all types of landlords to get better organised in every aspect of their property business.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career to date?

My biggest influence is God.

What would you say has been the most significant change in your industry over the past few years?

The removal of ‘easy finance’ because it’s made the real and serious players come to the market.

“Don’t jump on the bandwagon thinking buy-to-let is a get rich quick scheme – only take on what you can comfortably manage!”
What do you predict will happen to UK property prices over the next 12 months?

I have no idea, let’s all wait and see!

What buy-to-let related headline would you like to see in the press?

‘How to run a buy-to-let business the right way!’

tax

Are you, or have you ever been, a landlord?

Yes – I have been a landlord since 1999.

What has been your worst experience as a landlord?

Attending a property (not mine) that had been turned in a very sophisticated cannabis farm!

What are the biggest challenges facing landlords today?

Running it like a property business and paying as little tax (legitimately) as possible.

“Manage your debt and always work on a plan of reducing it as interest rates will only go one way in the coming years.”
Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I’m a big fan of superhero movies and, given my wife has no such interest, I watch with my three boys!

Finally, if you could give one piece of advice to a landlord, what would it be?

Don’t jump on the bandwagon thinking buy-to-let is a get rich quick scheme – only take on what you can comfortably manage! Manage your debt and always work on a plan of reducing it as interest rates will only go one way in the coming years.

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