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RLA urges landlords to lobby MPs over tax changes

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is urging landlords to lobby their local MP over taxation changes announced by the now former chancellor George Osborne in 2015.

The Association is campaigning against the government over the proposed changes detailed in Clause 24 of the Finance Bill relating to the proposed removal of mortgage interest relief, which will be phased in from April.

The trade body wants landlords to contact and visit their MP over these changes and explain to them the damage that they will have for both tenants and landlords.

The campaign is timed to run in the days leading up to Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Budget Statement, due on 8 March.

To highlight the wide-ranging campaign, the RLA has have pulled together the top 10 constituencies where its members have been most active, these even include the seats held by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, the Prime Minister Theresa May, and the former Chancellor George Osborne.

Top 10 constituencies targeted by RLA members:

1/ Corby

MP: Tom Pursgolve (Conservative)

Majority: 2,412

2/ Warrington South

MP: David Mowat (Conservative)

Majority: 2,750

3/ Peterborough

MP: Stewart Jackson (Conservative)

Majority: 1,925

4/ Eastbourne

MP: Caroline Ansell (Conservative)

Majority: 733

5/ Brighton Kempton

MP: Simon Kirby (Conservative)

Majority: 690

6/ Tatton

MP: Rt Hon George Osborne (Conservative)

Majority: 18,241

7/ Runnymede and Weybridge

MP: Rt Hon Philip Hammond (Conservative)

Majority: 22,134

8/ Maidenhead

MP: Rt Hon Teresa May (Conservative)

Majority: 29,059

9/ Liverpool, Riverside

MP: Louise Ellman (Labour)

Majority: 24,463

10/ Gower

MP: Byron Davies (Conservative)

Majority: 27

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