Why buy-to-let landlords want to put up rents

Government measures are among the top reasons for landlords in the UK planning to increase rents, according to new research.

Some 37% of landlords say that they may have to put up rents to account for higher taxes caused as a result of buy to let rule changes while 25% are looking to pass on costs due to high stamp duty paid when purchasing an additional property.

The survey from Property Partner also found that landlords have upped rent by an average of 21% in the past 18 months to compensate for the changes in the buy to let sector.

Read the full story at Property Wire.

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