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Britain's falling home ownership rate blamed on buy-to-let small-time landlords

Osborne wants more tax from BTL investments while BOE seeks powers to limit the size of BTL mortgages


THEY have pocketed some of the most lucrative returns available to investors in recent decades and been a staple of newspapers' personal finance pages, but tougher times now lie ahead for Britain's army of small-time landlords.

So-called buy-to-let (BTL) investors - who