Buy to holiday let

Is all about location, location. that is the primary factor to consider when purchasing a buy to holiday let property. Balloch Park, is located in an area very popular with the discerning tourists and which in turn can generate good quality, high tariff bookings all year around.

Our association with the well-established and trusted brand Mains of Taymouth is your guarantee that our managed letting service offers the highest standards and levels of customer care. We have made letting easy for our owners, in fact you do absolutely nothing other than enjoy a return from your purchase. We will furnish the lodge to visit Scotland 5 star standard we take care of the advertising and marketing, take the bookings, welcome and look after the guests during their stay, then clean and refresh your lodge ready for the next set of guests. Owners are entitled to use there lodge in any manner they wish and may have plans to use their lodge more or indeed less in the future and may even plan to retire to their lodge. Their lodge can not only be a sound financial investment but also a lifestyle investment.

Whether you choose a regular guaranteed rental income or a commission based rental income there can be significant tax benefits too.

Guaranteed rental return

Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course has 50 years of experience letting holiday properties and 15 years’ experience of developing buy to holiday let properties representing 35 very happy owners. Investors on Balloch Park have 2 investment options depending on their personal expectations.

6% guarantee return on investment for 3 years allowing up to 4 personal stays each year.
Or
Commission based return gaining rental return from each individual booking allowing unlimited personal use of your lodge.

Why Now?

Tourism has increased dramatically in recent years and the expected increase in tourism is set to be greater than the predicted growth of the entire British Economy with prime locations like Highland Perthshire benefiting especially.

The trend to holiday in Britain rather than abroad has led to a boom in demand for high quality self-catering accommodation in Scotland and that trend is set to continue with the increased cost of travelling abroad. For visitors, Scotland is seen as a safe and affordable holiday destination.

Tax benefits

The lodges at Balloch Park can be classified as a Furnished Holiday Let (FHL) with the potential of significant tax breaks normally associated with trading properties that differs from other residential property.

Capital Allowance legislation allows the lodges, meeting certain technical and rental conditions, to qualify as a FHL and therefore commercial property under HMRC rules.

1 Must be available for letting 210 days each year
2 Must achieve actual occupation of 105 days each year ignoring longer lets of over 31 days
3 Longer lets must not be over 155 days each year when added together

Professional advice is always advised and we are happy to provide detailed plans of your property and a full specification and inventory to your support your HMRC claim.

Buy to holiday let FAQ’s

Is the lodge serviced and cleaned for our times of personal use?
Yes – on arrival you will find your lodge full serviced as you would a regular paying guest.

What maintenance costs should we consider?
Basic maintenance is covered in your letting agreement with Mains of Taymouth.

Can we keep personal affects in the lodge?
Each lodge has a large rear store perfect for locking away your personal gear.

What other costs should we consider?
The usual utility costs although the lodges are extremely efficient.

Is there a factoring fee?
Yes. If you are on a commission based rental agreement the charge is around £2000 each year. If you are on the rental guarantee scheme then this is reduced to £1000 per annum for the 3 years.

What does the factoring fee cover?
Annual gas safety check, grass cutting, street lighting, bin emptying, waste water treatment, snow clearance on main drive.

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