These are interesting and uncertain times for landlords. It would be fair to say that policy set out by the Government during the last year, in particular in George Osborne’s Summer Budget last year, and his spending review, has met with a very strong reaction.
It is pretty clear that Government policy under George Osborne is making life more difficult and creating some uncertainty for the future of small-scale buy-to-let investors. With increasing regulation to tackle rogue landlords, the introduction of Right-to-Rent checks, and recent taxation changes, landlords will need to be much more aware of their responsibilities and their tax liabilities to manage their businesses profitably.
This is by no means the end of buy-to-let, which is a vast industry supporting much needed rental accommodation across the UK. The commentators and practitioners below are there to help you make sense of the changes and how you can cope with them successfully.
Simple Landlords Insurance has compiled a list of some of the most interesting contributors to these discussions right now in what they have termed the Buy-To-Let Influencers 2016 infographic.
Check them out on Twitter and join the conversation using #25BTL
— LandlordZONE (@LandlordZONE) February 19, 2016