How to Make Money From Your Home

Buy-to-let landlords have seen their profits squeezed by tax changes this year. But their are still tax-efficient ways to make good money through your home

Karen Kwok 13 March, 2017 | 8:56AM

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Making money from residential property is getting harder. After a 3% stamp duty charge on buy-to-let properties and second homes introduced from April last year, next month there will be a change on buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief. Landlords can claim a full tax relief on their mortgage interest payments at the moment – however from next month the tax relief will be cut back 25% a year, hitting 0% in 2020.

The number of new landlords instructing agents in February is at its lowest reading for two years at -10%, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. This negative trend is likely to persist in coming months as investors are seeing their profits squeeze with more regulations changes kicking in next month, the survey said.

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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