Buy To Let Tax Changes Within Section 24 Of The Finance Act

Landlords could be set to lose out on tens of thousands of pounds of income from their buy to let investments, starting next year when proposed tax changes come into force. Under Section 24 of the Finance Act - introduced by George Osborne in his Finance Bill last summer – landlords will be taxed on the turnover of their property, rather than just the profit. It applies to existing as well as future buy to lets but not to foreign landlords (since they are not taxed under the British system).  Tax to be fully operational by 2020 The government plans to phase in the new ruling on a sliding scale from April 6 next year so that landlords pay 25 per cent in the first year, 50 per cent for 2018 and 75 per cent the following year.  By 2020 the full 100 per cent tax bill will apply. This means...
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NO JUDICIAL REVIEW OF SECTION 24 FOR LANDLORDS

  We were saddened to hear this news this afternoon, but on a positive note the fight will continue. Commenting on the High Court decision to the refuse permission for a Judicial Review of Section 24 of the Finance Act, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA) said: “This decision is ultimately disappointing not just for landlords, but for the tenants who will see their rents rise as a consequence of the changes to landlord taxation. “While we have never been convinced that there was a solid enough legal case to overturn George Osborne’s decision, we hoped the Courts would be prepared at least to listen to the arguments.  “We congratulate Steve, Chris and the campaign team on their determination, perseverance, and their success in raising awareness and increasing the visibility and understanding of what will be a dramatic change to the ability of hard working...
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Landlords are getting a double whammy according to Kate Faulkner

  There was an interesting interview on BBC Breakfast this morning with Kate Faulkner about rental property shortage, Section 24 and other tax restrictions. 2 million extra households will be needed by those looking to rent by 2025 and according to RICS a lot of rental properties are owned by private landlords who have 1 or 2 extra houses.  There is currently not enough supply for the demand. The interview discusses the extra 3% stamp duty introduced in April 2016 and the fact that this morning Estate Agents are reporting a 60% drop in buy to let sales since the introduction of this extra tax. Kate Faulkner discussed how landlords are being beaten up – they're seen as greedy landlords, but they're actually just delivering a service. As well as the stamp duty, there is a general increase in taxes.  A landlord can currently deduct the mortgage interest off the rent....
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