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Taxing Issues

Croydon becomes first council to support campaign to scrap Section 21

By Marc Da Silva

Croydon Council has become the first local authority to support...

New landlords association urges Chancellor to reverse BTL tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

Philip Hammond is coming under increasing pressure to reverse draconian...

Landlords could be offered tax incentive for longer tenancies

By Marc Da Silva

The government is considering plans to provide financial incentives for...

Philip Hammond urged to scrap stamp duty and CGT surcharges

By Marc Da Silva

The Chancellor Philip Hammond may have only announced last week...

Chancellor urged to use Autumn Budget to ‘encourage’ investment in the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

Philip Hammond is being urged to use his Autumn Budget,...

Government’s tax changes have led to the ‘sledgehammering of the BTL industry’

By Marc Da Silva

Activity in the buy-to-let market dropped further in July as...

Government urged to stop ‘penalising’ BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The government must move now to start supporting those that...

Higher taxes deter overseas based buy-to-let investors

By Marc Da Silva

The proportion of let properties in the UK that are...

Chancellor plans another “tax attack” on buy-to-let landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords could face another stamp duty rate hike in...

Shared occupancy test for rent-a-room relief will add ‘unnecessary complexity’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s plans to change the rules on its ‘rent-a-room’...

Many BTL landlords worried their properties won't ‘cover their own costs’

By Marc Da Silva

Bricks and mortar have provided stellar returns for many people...

Strong support for petition calling for BTL tax relief changes to be reversed

By Marc Da Silva

An online petition calling for buy-to-let tax relief changes to...

Landlords could be offered tax incentives for longer tenancies

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords are welcoming proposals being considered by the government...

Government urged to offer tax incentives to ‘support and encourage’ landlords

By Marc Da Silva

As a private landlord you have a crucial role in...

Government urged to take action to restrict BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are having an adverse impact on home ownership,...

Widespread relief as VAT challenge on student accommodation fails

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords, universities and construction firms involved with developing student housing...

Landlord prosecuted for council tax fraud

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord who owns 30 properties in York and...

Government responds to petition demanding tax changes for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The government has responded to a petition calling on the...

Changes to landlords’ tax rules needed to boost supply of new homes to rent

By Marc Da Silva

With the number of homes coming up to let in...

Renters face rent hikes amid tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

Almost a quarter of tenants experienced rent hikes in March...

A third of small private landlords plan to sell up as BTL crackdown bites

By Marc Da Silva

From a landlord’s perspective, it has been a tough couple...

Landlords continue to quit the Scottish rental market

By Marc Da Silva

An increasing number of buy-to-let landlords are likely to exit...

Fewer private landlords will lead to rent hikes and higher rates of homelessness

By Marc Da Silva

Hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing acute forms of...

Capital gains tax soars as buy-to-let investors ‘unload properties’

By Marc Da Silva

Capital gains tax receipts hit £5.5bn in January, leaving the...

Landlords will pass ‘green tax’ onto tenants says RLA

By Marc Da Silva

Hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords will be required to...

Council plans 1,100% selective licensing fee hike for some landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords with rental properties in Peterborough will now have...

Landlords adapting to controversial tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

But-to-let landlords are adapting to ongoing restrictions to tax relief...

Chancellor Philip Hammond is blasted for failing to act on ‘punitive tax changes’

By Marc Da Silva

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been slammed by Belvoir for failing...

Tax relief is abolished for landlords who own properties within a company

By Marc Da Silva

  Buy-to-let landlords who own homes within a company will face...

Buy-to-let investing to ‘fall most dramatically’ - Savills

By Marc Da Silva

The number of properties acquired by buy-to-let investors using a...

Renters paying over double what homeowners pay in mortgage interest

By Marc Da Silva

The total amount of rent paid to private landlords is...

Government urged to support landlords by axing cuts to mortgage interest relief

By Marc Da Silva

The importance of the private rented market in this country...

New industry alliance to lobby on behalf of landlords

By Marc Da Silva

With almost a quarter of existing buy-to-let landlords thinking about...

Landlord confidence falls as tax burden increases

By Marc Da Silva

Landlord confidence declined across all key indicators during the second...

BTL tax changes the ‘next pension crisis’, warns NLA

By Marc Da Silva

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in...

Government’s digital tax U-turn welcomed by trade body

By Marc Da Silva

The government yesterday announced a U-turn on the extent of...

Buy-to-let tax crackdown based on ‘false assumptions’

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of private landlords could be unfairly pushed in to...

Investing in property could ‘soon cease to be financially viable’

By Marc Da Silva

A host of Brexit bills dominated last week’s Queens’s speech,...

Tax reforms continue to deter buy-to-let landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The number of mortgages approved for buy-to-let acquisitions fell in...

Demand for buy-to-let falls as higher taxes bite

By Marc Da Silva

The number of buy-to-let landlords registering to buy property fell...

Landlords set to see taxable profit rise sharply

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords will experience an average 13% rise in their...

MPs receive over 1,500 letters from landlords calling for tax U-turn

By Marc Da Silva

The Conservative party is under mounting pressure to look again...

Sharp decline in BTL valuations due to ‘government’s anti-landlord policies’

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a significant fall in buy-to-let valuation activity,...

Do you know how much mortgage interest relief changes will cost you?

By Marc Da Silva

Are you aware of how much more money you may...

Is it still possible to make money as a landlord?

By Tony Gimple

Since the twin onslaughts of George Osborne’s Section 24 tax...

One in five rental properties now owned by companies - Countrywide

By Marc Da Silva

The proportion of homes let through a limited company reached...

Significantly more landlords using limited companies to beat BTL tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp rise in the number of...

Proposed licence is a stealth tax and ‘hard-hit’ landlords ‘have had enough’

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords in Telford have reacted furiously to plans by...

Trade body fears mass sell-off of buy-to-let properties

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are planning to sell-off...

Majority of landlords undeterred by tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to introduce a raft of changes, including...

A higher number of landlords seek to bypass buy-to-let tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

The buy-to-let boom of recent years has fed the stereotype...

Buy-to-let landlords are 'suffering from recent tax changes'

By Marc Da Silva

The government is being urged to reconsider punitive tax relief...

Government urged to reconsider changes to tax relief for residential landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is urging the government to...

Free landlord tax tutorials – download them now!

By Marc Da Silva

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let...

NLA updates mortgage sourcing system ahead of tax changes

By Conor Shilling

Online mortgage search tool NLA Mortgages has implemented a new...

Ministers urged to scrap stamp duty surcharge to help solve housing crisis

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are calling for the Welsh government to help...

A significant number of landlords plan to reduce their BTL portfolios

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords will be left with little alternative but to...

Buy-to-let purchases plummet following government’s ‘war on landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of...

Autumn Statement ‘missed opportunity’ to support buy-to-let landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords have been left disappointed at the 'missed opportunity'...

Investors are fed-up with government’s ‘anti-landlord’ policies and want change

By Marc Da Silva

It is not the best time to be a buy-to-let...

NLA urges landlords to lobby parliament over tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlords Association (NLA) continues to urge landlords to...

More landlords consider investing in HMOs to cope with losing BTL tax relief

By Marc Da Silva

More than half of buy-to-let landlord would consider investing in...

Stamp duty surcharge is a ‘by the back door’ tax hike

By Marc Da Silva

Almost 40% of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) raised in...

RLA continuing to lobby Treasury for buy-to-let tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords may have failed in their legal battle against...

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by Brexit and tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in...

Tory peer condemns government’s attack on buy-to-let

By Marc Da Silva

Lord Flight, a former Conservative Shadow Chief Secretary to the...

Buy-to-let tax changes could be catalyst for a ‘major price correction’

By Marc Da Silva

Residential property prices could be on the verge of falling...

Trade association calls for reversal of stamp duty hike on BTL homes

By Marc Da Silva

The chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to reverse George...

Council proposes to tax student landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Students are currently exempt from paying council tax and student...

MP backs call to cut tax for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Kevin Hollinrake, the Conservative MP and co-founder of Hunters estate...

Tax amendments will not adversely affect landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlord Association (NLA) has issued a report insisting...

Landlords set to be hit with a hefty ‘green tax’

By Marc Da Silva

Up to 330,000 buy-to-let landlords will be required to pay...

Homeowners’ tax relief open to abuse

By Marc Da Silva

Greater scrutiny of the capital gains tax exemption, which is...

BUDGET 2016: CGT cut – but not for landlords

By Emma Lunn

George Osborne has slashed the capital gains tax (CGT) rate...

New tax rule warning for flood-hit landlords

By Emma Lunn

A tax body has warned that flood-hit landlords could come...

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