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Taxing time for landlords

Jonas Crosland

Taxing time for landlords

After three years, there is still a debate about the core motive behind the rise in stamp duty on second and subsequent home ownership and the phasing out of total tax relief on mortgage interest payments. Some will argue that the measures were simply intended to raise more revenue for the Treasury. Others felt that the move on mortgage interest relief simply removed a tax perk not enjoyed by others, and there was even a few who suggested that driving landlords out of the market would bring more homes onto the market.

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