NLA shopping list for the Budget

by Property 118

9:45 AM, 1st October 2018
About 3 weeks ago

NLA shopping list for the Budget

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NLA shopping list for the Budget

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has called an early, 29th of October, budget this year to cater for final Brexit negotiations.

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has submitted a shopping list of recommendations it would like the government to take up in the Autumn Budget on behalf of its members.

Click Here to see the full NLA submission and article.

  1. Embark on an immediate review of the removal of finance cost relief for private landlords
  2. Introduce a package of Capital Gains Tax reduction measures to encourage the sale of:
    a) poorly performing investment properties. b) properties where the proceeds of the sale will be entirely reinvested into the lettings business. c)properties invested in, and utilised, for a period of more than 10 years. d) properties that are eligible and suitable for sale to existing tenants.
  3. Introduce measures to facilitate the tax-efficient movement of a letting portfolio into a corporate structure
  4. Establish a Government-backed investment vehicle to allow the sale of properties into a managed fund
  5. Reintroduce the Landlords’ Energy Saving Allowance (LESA), and establish a level sufficient to improve the tax efficiency of carrying out relevant works
  6. Remove the Capital Gains Tax surcharge for property sales
  7. Introduce Capital Gains Tax tapering and business asset rollover relief for private residential property which is let
  8. Abolish the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) levy on additional property.

NLA Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Meera Chindooroy, said: “We believe the Government needs to consider the implications of the policies they have introduced in recent years. Already we have seen landlords start to sell property, which only serves to limit the amount of choice available to renters and continue to make housing unaffordable.

“Landlords are running a business, but the Government refuses to acknowledge that and treat them appropriately. If they want landlords to continue to provide homes, and fill the gap in social housing, they need to properly incentivise landlords to remain in business.”



Comments

Luke P

12:09 PM, 1st October 2018
About 3 weeks ago

And all whilst backing the touted 'Renters Union' at a cost of £20m...!

John Walker

12:32 PM, 1st October 2018
About 3 weeks ago

May be the NLA have woken up to the fact that LLs are reacting to their poor efforts to support their members?

Luke P

12:42 PM, 1st October 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by John Walker at 01/10/2018 - 12:32
We live in hope...or perhaps it's more likely that LLs don't care anymore what the NLA thinks/does. Only consideration now is how to oust them from their seat at the table with Government (as they are certainly not worthy of it).

J C

15:56 PM, 1st October 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Greatly thought out list benefiting all involved, landlords and tenants.

Anthony Endsor

19:10 PM, 4th October 2018
About 2 weeks ago

A certain Everly Brothers song comes to mind here. Anyone who thinks the government are about to do any of the measures mentioned is living in cloud cuckooland.


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