Landlords Refused Judicial Review on Tenants Tax

Landlords Refused Judicial Review on Tenants Tax

Last week, at the High Court, two landlords lost leave to seek a judicial review of the so called “Tenant Tax”, sometimes referred to as the “Section 24 tax”.

We were never confident of success with this particular case for the reasons we highlighted in a previous blog post, back in September, when I said:

I wish those fighting this tax well, (their QC is one Cherie Blair), but surely it is within the government’s power to single out a business and tax it differently to other businesses. We have seen this in the past in the windfall taxes levied on the petroleum industry. And I guess Cherie will be paid her fee whatever the court decides! I would prefer to see the landlords organisations swing support behind attacking Bank of Ireland and Skipton for cheating customers on tracker mortgages. West Brom have been defeated already and I feel this injustice can be and should be reversed, but it needs support and increased awareness.

Read more about what the case was all about, why we thought it was being mis-reported by some in the media and why we thought success was unlikely. Click here for the full article.

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