Why putting your pension into property may be a bad idea

Michelle McGagh
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Under the changes to the drawdown rules you will in theory now be able to strip out your pension pot and buy a buy-to-let if you like but will the government get wise to this and increase capital gains tax (CGT) accordingly?

The ability to get your hands on your pensions pot has fuelled speculation that a new generation of landlords is on the way to further inflate the property bubble we are beginning to see across the country and have been seeing in London since the beginning of last year.