I recently learned that in the US you can defer capital gains on a property sale, and use the capital to buy another without paying taxes using a 1031 exchange.

Is there something similar to that in the United Kingdom?

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    If you live in a property as your primary residence you are exempt from capital gains in the UK. Does that answer your question? – Robert Longson Jun 16 '17 at 11:30
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    That is certianly an answer. I'm also interested to know about tax-protection vehicles for investment properties. Not that I have any yet – mkorman Jun 16 '17 at 11:35
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    The UK govt seems to have declared war on private landlords, and supposedly many are scrambling to get their properties into holding companies, which may now be a more tax efficient vehicle. E.g telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/… – timday Jun 16 '17 at 22:30
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    The UK government has a clear policy on taxing middle class heavily. They've put in place a lot of tax breaks for people who live off their assets/investments and don't need to work, and when the middle class start taking advantage of those, they change the laws to make us pay again. Thanks for the valuable link. – mkorman Jun 19 '17 at 10:29

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