The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors

Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors should learn from the fate of the amateur landlord.

Life has become very tough for amateur landlords in recent years. Tax changes, tighter regulations, lending restrictions you name it, the buy-to-let property sector has been hit by it. But one entity is very happy indeed about the squeeze on landlords: the UK government.

When George Osborne was chancellor, one of his most consequential policies was to tax landlords and property investors in general a lot more heavily. We've written about the measures taken a number of times (you...
source: Money Week

2020-05-29 12:08
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