Extra stamp duty set to reduce number of lettings in UK, say agents.

The extra stamp duty charge for the buy to let sector that begins next April has triggered a less optimistic outlook among letting agents in the UK.

Some 40% are predicting that rental supply will decrease over the next five years, the highest rate this year, according to the latest report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
 
‘This month’s findings are triggered the Chancellor’s announcements around buy to let tax in his Autumn Statement. We said these changes would be catastrophic for the rental sector and this has been echoed by letting agents across the country,’ said David Cox, ARLA managing director.

 

Source: Property Wire

 

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