Tax and legal

As a buy-to-let landlord, there are a number of tax and legal considerations which you have an obligation to take seriously.

You are liable to pay income tax on the rent you collect, although there are many allowances you can offset against your bill.

And you are legally obliged to provide proof that the property is safe, and to offer tenants access to a Tenancy Deposit Scheme, for example.

Click here for more infomation on buy-to-let tax and landlords' legal obligations.

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How to remove an existing tenant

Unfortunately, as a buy-to-let landlord you may find yourself in a position where you need to evict an existing tenant, either because they have fallen behind on their repayments or behaved in an unacceptable manner.


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Every sensible buy-to-let landlord should make sure their tenant signs up to an official contract before they move in.


Buy-to-let taxes and legal requirements

Buying to let isn't simply a case of finding a tenant and then raking in rent - there are tax implications and legal requirements to negotiate first.

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