Housing: a market in flux

Housing: a market in flux

Government initiatives to shrink and effectively professionalise the buy-to-let sector have had the desired effect, concludes a report produced by Shawbrook Bank and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). It considers the punitive effect of changes such as the removal of tax relief, the imposition of additional stamp duty and stricter underwriting, and points to the marked fall in transactions since they came into effect.

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