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Still room for the small landlord

Still room for the small landlord

Increasing the tax take on private landlords made a great deal of sense to anyone inside HM Treasury, but anywhere else the logic was certainly open to question. We won’t dwell on the various reasons; levelling the playground between home owners with mortgages and landlords, or the idea that fewer private landlords would mean more houses for first-time buyers; neither of these are relevant to the perennial shortage of housing stock, whether to buy or rent.

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