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Landlords call on Government to reverse tax changes

The tax changes, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget by then Chancellor George Osborne, are being phased in over three years from April 2017 and mean higher-rate taxpayers can no

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Property investors return to market

BDRC surveyed more than 1,000 private rented sector landlords and found that, while confidence remains low among landlords as a result of recent government interventions in the buy-to-let market, buyers are

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Rents up 2.6% across GB

Rents rose by 2.6% in the year to April 2016 across Great Britain, the ONS Index of Private Housing Rental Prices has found. Rents grew by 2.8% in England, 0.2%

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Investors rushed to beat stamp duty deadline

The rush by buy-to-let investors to beat the 1st April second homes stamp duty deadline saw a big rise in new rental properties being listed in the week of the

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Buy-to-let to dip in April

Buy-to-let purchase activity is likely to dip in the next month following a temporary bump in transactions ahead of last Friday’s stamp duty hike for investors and those buying a

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Landlords look to go limited

Of the landlords surveyed, 41% indicated that they are considering moving their buy-to-let portfolio into a limited company following the Chancellor’s decision to limit tax relief available to landlords last

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Most landlords unfazed by stamp duty surcharge

Four in five (78%) would-be landlords will still consider investing in property after the new stamp duty rules are introduced from 1 April, Nottingham Building Society research shows. The 3%

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Property demand led by investors

Most estate agents (85%) saw an increase in buy-to-let investors flooding the property market in February ahead of the 3% surcharge deadline on 1 April, according to the National Association

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Budget 2016: Stamp duty surcharge hits buy-to-let investors

The 3% surcharge on buy-to-let property purchases was announced in the Autumn Statement last year and the government had initially suggested those with more than 15 property investments would be

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Buy-to-let hit by stamp duty hike

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed yesterday in his Autumn Statement that the government will raise stamp duty by 3% for buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes from April. He claimed