This report published last year by the The Intergenerational Foundation highlights the tax benefits that many landlords enjoy along with the tax avoidance of capital gains tax that seems to be rife after doing a quick Google search. A really valuable read.

“The private rented sector in the UK has witnessed explosive growth since rent restrictio s were abolished by the Thatcher government in the late 1980s, a period which has seen thousands of new property investors take up the opportunity to become landlords. Owing to Britain’s acute shortage of new housing, much of this growth has come at the expense of today’s younger generation – often dubbed “Generation Rent” by the media – who are facing higher house prices and longer and longer waiting periods before they can get on the property ladder themselves.”

 The Intergenerational Foundation

Read The Report Here…