AKA some / certain posters
To be honest, that's exactly what George Osborne's latest budget has done. Letting property is about to become unaffordable to most people other than cash buyers, those who can afford to fund a negative cash flow in return for a potential capital gain and anyone buying properties through a limited company (which are not affected by the new rules).What would be the point of that restriction? Why should outright owners be allowed to profit from their property but not mortgage holders? Doesn't it just stack the odds even more in favour of those at the top of the pile?.