A Twitter Q&A event organised by HMRC took place last night giving landlords an opportunity to get answers to their tax related questions.
Surprisingly the event turned out to be a damp squib with landlords failing to participate.
This morning we enquired about the session and HMRC responded tweeting:
“@MortgagesforBus Sorry for the delay in replying. Due to the low number of questions asked we will not be producing a Q&A document”
The only vocal landlord at the event was Vanessa Warwick, founder of Property Tribes. She tried to get the Q&A going by tweeting:
"#UKLandlords @HMRCCustomers Is this the end of BTL as we know it?"
She went on to post a link to her predictions for the future of buy to let, some of which made gloomy reading. Despite a retweet and a few followers marking her tweet as a favourite, no landlords joined the discussion.
Exasperated Ms Warwick, tweeted her concern over the lack of participants.
“Where are all the #UKLandlords? We should be telling @HMRCCustomers our concerns about tax changes!!!”
The lacklustre event raises the following questions:
Did landlords avoid the event because they don't have any tax concerns?
Was it simply an opportunity missed?
Do landlords actually use Twitter?
21st October 2015