At French Duncan we already work with a wide variety of residential and commercial landlords as well as letting and property companies. These can be purpose-built investment businesses or simply individual 'accidental' landlords who require help and advice on how to manage their tax affairs. With various different legislation whether that be around tax at purchase, the intricacies of 'Furnished Holiday Rentals' or issues of Capital Gains Tax, seeking advice can be extremely worthwhile.
If you are a landlord that needs assistance please contact us or get in touch with any of the team below.
Thinking of buying a rental property?
There is a lot to think about, and a lot you should be aware of from a financial and compliance perspective. We have produced a FREE DOWNLOAD which outlines a typical scenario from property purchase through running a rental to property sale, which outlines all the key elements that any landlord should consider. You can CLICK HERE to take a look.
If you are considering buying a property as a holiday let, you may find our series of Furnished Holiday Let blogs useful.
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Partner and Head of Personal Tax
Hazel began her training as an Accountant in 1992 and joined French Duncan in 2012 when they merged with Macfarlane Gray. She has specialised in tax for more than 20 years and heads up the personal tax compliance and consultancy team, managing a varied client base of businesses and private clients.
Hazel has previously served as the Scottish President of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants for two years and is currently a member of the Scottish committee.
Hazel’s specialisms include capital taxes planning, personal tax planning including residence matters, advising owner-managed businesses, tax investigations and property taxation. She has particular interest in the construction and agricultural sectors.
Hazel was brought up in a family business and has a deep understanding of the issues surrounding owner-managed firms. She draws on this background when advising on commercial and tax matters.
0141 221 2984
0141 221 2984
John has been a Partner in French Duncan since 2005 following its merger with O’Sullivan Cleary, where he had worked since 2000. Prior to that, John was a manager with Grant Thornton.
John delivers accountancy, taxation and other business advisory services to clients ranging from private individuals to companies with seven plus figure turnovers over a diverse range of sectors.
In his role as an Entrepreneurial Services partner, John looks beyond the client’s business to help the owner/managers with their financial affairs. This role is carried out during the lifetime of the business; when the owner/managers are preparing to exit the business and; when planning for life after business. Although much of his work in helping clients is around accounting and tax compliance, value is added through other advisory services which businesses without any in-house financial expertise need.
Senior Tax Manager
0141 271 3941
0141 271 3941
Michael initially trained with a small firm in Edinburgh where he gained valuable insight into the personal tax compliance process. From there he spent a short time with BDO in Birmingham, before broadening his advisory experience at a regional firm in Shropshire for four years. Michael then spent three years at Grant Thornton, splitting his time between Birmingham and Glasgow advising high net worth individuals and business owners.
Michael has over 10 years’ experience in providing both personal tax advisory and compliance services to a range of individuals from the self-employed to partners in professional partnerships, owner-managers and the independently wealthy across a range of sectors.
Michael’s main areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
Michael’s passion is building strong relationships with his clients and working collaboratively with their advisers to deliver proactive, solution lead, commercially driven outcomes to help them achieve their medium to long term objectives throughout the business cycle.
01786 451 745
01786 451 745
Jen joined French Duncan in 2013 as a Tax Trainee and worked her way up to Tax Senior, then Tax Manager. During her time at French Duncan she has qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with ACCA. Jen has trained in various aspects across the practice, with her main focus now being personal tax. Most recently Jen has been accepted onto the 2018 cohort of the ACCA Leaders of Tomorrow programme.
Jen assists with the management of the personal tax compliance process for a broad range of clients including HNWI, Trusts, Sole Traders, Partnerships and Directors of Small to Medium size companies. She also undertakes a variety of advisory assignments including advising on Furnished Holiday Lets, Capital Allowances, HMRC Enquiries and voluntary disclosures, employment tax aspects, and taxation issues arising for company shareholders and Directors.
Jen takes a proactive approach in providing advice to her clients to ensure that they are both tax efficient and suitable to her clients wider circumstances.
Jen’s client portfolio covers a range of sectors, including property, agriculture and food and drink.