Business Property Relief

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Broadly, there is favourable inheritance tax treatment to business property.

A question that has been tested in various recent cases is whether a let property is business property for this purpose.  A hotel is likely to be a business property, whereas a buy to let house would be an investment and not a business property.  A recent case found that a holiday cottage available for short term let did not qualify as a business property for this purpose.

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