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20% of landlords plan on selling up

The National Landlords Association’s (NLA) latest research shows that 20% of its members plan to reduce the number of properties in their portfolio this year – the highest level of intended property sales in 10 years.

The NLA believes this is due to recent tax changes, and has created a series of videos to assess and explain the impact of these changes on landlords and tenants. The four videos contain research, conducted by Capital Economics for the NLA, which shows that landlords and tenants will pay more than their fair share in tax as a result of changes made by the Government to curb buy-to-let activity in the private rented sector (PRS).

Richard Lambert, CEO at the NLA, said: “The videos were created to explain simply some quite complex policies, for both landlords and their tenants. They, along with our own research, show that the Government needs to look at the impact these policies will have on the PRS. More and more people are relying on this sector for a home, so it is vital that landlords not only provide a high standard of accommodation, but are incentivised to do so by the prospects of a reasonable return on investment.”

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