So what is George Osborne really up to - Is it a political dash as part of his leadership offensive or is it a genuine attempt to sort our housing woes out ?
Whatever his intent , it sends a contradictory message to the army of buy to let SME owners , who are carefully looking towards a retirement nest egg. Do the Tories still support them and their aspirations or are they now rich enough to look after themselves whilst he tries to drag up those with less money into the vaunted middle income space ?
I am not sure, but what I do know is that my next buy to let house is going to cost me 3% more
Have your clients been queuing up asking you how to avoid it ? I bet they will after reading today's financial columns