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    Possible capital gains tax break?

    I saw this link on Tessa's landlord blog.
    https://propertyinvestorpost.com/lan...ks-to-sell-up/

    I've long said that if I wanted to encourage small private landlords to get out of the market I'd probably try this. Pretty sure I'd sell up so long as it didn't cause prices to collapse.
    Assume I know nothing.

    #2
    I bet I know what they'll do.

    What's the betting you'll have to give your tenant a discount to buy your property, at a similar level as the cut in CGT?
    To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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      #3
      A CGT break would be great. I'm reluctantly seriously considering selling a property in the very near future just in case the gov brings in EPC of C or above. I don't know which house to sell as it's so difficult to decide which of my tenants to evict.

      If the gov don't bring in the EPC level C I'll have a few thousand pounds to go towards my own mortgage.

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        #4
        Originally posted by JK0 View Post
        I bet I know what they'll do.

        What's the betting you'll have to give your tenant a discount to buy your property, at a similar level as the cut in CGT?
        Well quite. You may be right. And that would not be much of an incentive to sell.
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          #5
          Who says they'll need to give you an incentive? It might be 'right to buy' in the PRS (I hope I'm joking).

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            #6
            Incentive or not, if EPC C comes in then i am out, my properties will never get to a C without major funds being pumped into them..... not a cat in hells chance of that, so evict and sell..... would be nice though if it did come in, just a better return for me.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post
              Incentive or not, if EPC C comes in then i am out, my properties will never get to a C without major funds being pumped into them..... not a cat in hells chance of that, so evict and sell..... would be nice though if it did come in, just a better return for me.
              Isn't it currently the case that if you can show it's too expensive you can get an exemption?
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                #8
                Originally posted by Hooper View Post

                Isn't it currently the case that if you can show it's too expensive you can get an exemption?
                They still expect you to jump through hoops to get the exemption. Can you believe this b*llocks:

                If the ‘high cost’ exemption applies, the landlord must register this on the PRS Exemptions Register. To support this exemption, the landlord is required to upload copies of 3 quotations from different installers, each showing that the cost of purchasing and installing the cheapest recommended improvement exceeds £3,500 (inc. VAT); and confirmation that the landlord is satisfied that the measure(s) exceed this amount. The exemption will be valid for 5 years; after this time the exemption will expire and the landlord must try again to improve the property’s EPC rating to meet the minimum level of energy efficiency. If this still cannot be achieved, then a further exemption may be registered.
                To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Hooper View Post

                  Isn't it currently the case that if you can show it's too expensive you can get an exemption?
                  As above it is a pain in the backside to adher too and i had heard that the current limit will be incresed to 10k.......... madness, let us see what comes from the govt and then we will all know, but i am not sure it will work out.

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                    #10
                    I'm just imagining what will go through contractors' minds when coming up with one of the three quotations:

                    Now, I'm not going to get the job if I quote more than £10k. So let me see what sort of crappy job I can get away with for £9k. Come to think of it, I could quote £8k, and not do any work at all, other than produce an invoice for the landlord, 'proving' that the work's been done.
                    To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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                      #11
                      The extra properties coming to market could reduce property prices, so you'd lose the CGT gain on the reduction in sale price. It would only be worthwhile if there's not much take-up.

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                        #12
                        Article says:

                        The government is considering giving landlords a capital gains tax break to encourage them to sell second homes
                        Either the author misunderstands what a second home is, or I do. I don't think they are owned by landlords.
                        There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Beswick View Post
                          The extra properties coming to market could reduce property prices, so you'd lose the CGT gain on the reduction in sale price. It would only be worthwhile if there's not much take-up.
                          This might be solved by a permanent or longer term break applicable to all properties purchased before a particular date, so as to prevent a rush and a glut.
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                            #14
                            Perhaps they could stop taxing inflation. The longer you've had your property the more unfair it gets.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by royw View Post
                              Perhaps they could stop taxing inflation.
                              +1........
                              There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.

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