This article highlights an unhelpful consequence of the recent tax changes affecting landlords; this is landlords switching to operate under the "furnished holiday accommodation" letting rules.
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“With London and the country as a whole in desperate need of new homes to rent in the long term, it is crazy that recent tax changes encourage landlords to move to the short term holiday let market. “What we need is a tax system that encourages investment in homes to rent for the long term by good landlords. “By skewing the market Government policy will serve only to hit the hardest those young people and families who most need a growing private rented sector to meet their needs.”