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'How the government has been caught bang to Reits':


The Government's strategy to end the national housing shortage is in disarray. Spiralling property prices have put homes beyond the reach of increasing numbers of people. Yet government's hopes of solving the problem by offering tax breaks through Real Estate Investment Trusts (UK-Reits) are going awry.

Far from increasing the supply of housing, Reits may actually restrict supply and push prices up. Warnings that there may be no companies willing to offer residential Reits when they become legal on 1 January next year mean that investors will also be denied the opportunity to benefit from soaring property prices and the tax-friendly residential Reits. They are considered too expensive.

Reits are tax-efficient investments allowing investors to spread the risk of owning property over a portfolio of properties rather than concentrating the risk in a single or small group of properties. Although there is a "conversion charge" to transfer properties into the trusts, this "buys" exemption from capital gains tax. Income from the trusts is also tax-free.

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don't forget that we have more homes per head of capita then at any time in history....

Including 8 years ago..

Now you can listen to thosse who respond that everyone wants to live alone now..

pah.. pahhhhhh,,, ha ha ha haaaaaaa hhaa...

I always think that this statement shows that some people...... well some people.....

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Guest grumpy-old-man

Ah! I ranted on the wrong thread. :D

(Or is the past tense of rant, runt?)

if I tell the wife I've just had a good runt, I'll probably get a sideways glare :o:D

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