Maurice is a 52-year-old accountant who earns between £180,000 and £200,000 a year, and has two teenage sons. His wife manages their portfolio of eight buy-to-let properties, many of which they bought in 2008 and 2009, and give them a pre-tax income of about £60,000 after expenses and mortgage finance costs. Their main home is worth about £720,000 and has a mortgage on it of about £420,000.
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