Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  

Overseas Landlord = Tenant Responsible For Paying Rental Tax

Recommended Posts

After reading this http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/international/nr-landlords.htm

Its clear that tenants with Non-Residential Landlords (overseas landlords) are responsible for holding and paying to HMRC quarterly the basic tax rate from the rent. Something I was unaware of.

I have been living in a rental property for 6 months now. £1500 Monthly rent paid directly into landlords bank account each month, who I believe is a NRL.

I don't know the landlords address/residency however, his contact number has an Irish country code so from that its pretty clear he lives in Ireland. I'm at work so haven't checked the tenancy agreement for any official residency, if it exists in that document?

Based on what I currently know, I'm assuming that I should not be paying him the gross amount of £1500 but the net £1200 and £300 withheld each month by me to pay to HMRC quarterly as Tax?

The property was let via an estate agent, who provided all documentation and admin, including the total amount of monthly rent and how it should be paid directly into his bank account.

If the estate agent was aware that the landlord was NRL, why did they instruct me to pay 1500 a month directly to him? Shouldn't they have instructed me to pay the total amount with tax included?

Since I've been made aware of this I have no idea where I stand?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   224 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?

      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.