The world of property investment can sometimes be confusing; our Glossary is full of useful terms to help every investor, whether they are a first time landlord or a seasoned portfolio builder.


Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax is the tax you pay on the profit you make when you dispose of an asset which has increased in value. You can dispose of an asset by selling it, giving it away as a gift, swapping it for something else or receiving compensation for it, e.g. through the insurance pay-out if it has been lost or destroyed.