Land­lords call for tax amend­ments

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

THE cur­rent tax treat­ment of pri­vate land­lords is sti­fling in­vest­ment in the sec­tor and ma­jor changes are re­quired if the sup­ply of rented accommodation is to be boosted to over­come the cur­rent short­age, ac­cord­ing to the Res­i­den­tial Land­lords As­so­ci­a­tion.

With the spec­tre of large scale dis­in­vest­ment in the sec­tor once the hous­ing mar­ket im­proves, the RLA is call­ing on the Chan­cel­lor to make stim­u­lat­ing the buy-to­let a key part of the forth­com­ing Bud­get

Among the mea­sures the RLA is call­ing for is roll–over re­lief for cap­i­tal gains when a rental prop­erty is sold to a first time buyer or rein­vested in rental prop­erty and in­clu­sion of rental prop­erty in self-in­vested pen­sion plans (Sipps),

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