RLA welcomes call for tax relief for landlords to do home improvements

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has welcomed a recommendation made by a House of Lords committee for tax incentives for private landlords to improve the quality of their property.

The committee was looking at the regeneration of seaside towns and communities and saw evidence provided by the RLA.

The committee’s report published today recommended: “The introduction of stronger incentives for private landlords to improve the quality and design of their properties…. This might include tax relief for making improvements to properties.”

John Stewart, policy manager for the RLA, said: “We welcome the recognition this report gives to supporting landlords to invest in raising the standard of housing for their tenants. We call on the government to accept this proposal.”

The RLA has long argued that the government should use taxation more positively to support the majority of landlords who do a good job and seek to do the best for their tenants.

This has included the RLA’s call to make tax deductible any work a landlord carries out that is recommended on an Energy Performance Certificate to improve the energy efficiency of rented homes.



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