One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January.
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.
If you are a Landlord, or thinking of becoming one and you too were unaware of these legislative changes, please get in touch with me and I would be more than happy to discuss these with you. Now is also the perfect time to take advantage of the current offer of three months free management we have available for new Landlords as well as existing Landlords who are bringing new managed properties on with us. The majority of our property management team are ARLA qualified and would be happy provide you with stress-free management and piece of mind for your property or portfolio. Please do not hesitate to get in touch!