Landlords unaware of legislative changes

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Did you know that one in twelve landlords are unaware of legislative changes?

According to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January, one in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years.

Over 80% of landlords were aware of the additional 3% stamp duty burden for the purchase of a second home, with two-thirds having knowledge of the changes to mortgage tax relief and the impending tenant fee ban.

Less well known are the reduction in Capital Gains Tax for non-property investments, and knowledge of the minimum rent to mortgage cost ratio required by lenders to approve a buy-to-let mortgage.

The survey notes that legislative changes are considered the main concern for current landlords, while agents are more concerned about tenant behaviour.

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