Hunters boss tops list of MPs with investment properties

Some 19 per cent of MPs in the new parliament are landlords according to their entries in the first Register of MPs' Interests published since the general election. 

The register records only those properties to let which return a rent of £10,000 or more per year.

According to data collated by the pressure group Generation Rent, the MP with the most properties in the ‘residential landlord’ category of the register is - perhaps unsurprisingly - the new Tory member Kevin Hollinrake, founder of Hunters Property Group. His register entry says he has a one-third share in 12 properties.

The SNP’s Michele Thomson who has nine, all in Scotland. SNP MP Lisa Cameron and Conservatives Robert Goodwill and Bob Blackman have registered six properties each, and another Conservative, Glyn Davies, has five.

Several MPs, including Labour veteran Michael Meacher, own four properties.

Generation Rent says the register also reveals that another 10 MPs let out commercial land and property, and indicate that a further 88 own a second home that they do not let out - at least at a rent above the £10,000 per year threshold.

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    Not surprising that he's at the top really is it? Although I thought it would be a lot higher than just 19 per cent. Watching Question Time last night, the politicians all get very sheepish when buy-to-let restrictions are brought up by the audience!

  • Tom  Harrington

    Have to agree @John, when I saw the headline I thought it would have been more! Seems to have decreased somewhat since the election, where 1 in 4 MP's were landlords!


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