What is rental income?
Definition of rental income
‘Rental income’ is defined as the rent received by landlords from tenants. Any separate payments received for the use of furniture, or for services such as cleaning of communal areas, hot water, heating or repairs to the property, are also defined by HMRC as ‘rental income’.
Landlords must pay tax on any profit they make from receiving rental income.
Further information is available on HMRC’s website.
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