For the buy-to-let landlord with no plans to make any more purchases and with no mortgage to repay, the recent increase in stamp duty and tapering of mortgage interest relief will have had no effect on income. In fact, the measures may have been helpful in some ways because landlords might be inclined to push rents higher to recoup some of the income lost. And a ban on letting agents charging tenants fees suggests that further costs are coming the way of landlords.
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