The ‘Non-Resident Landlord Scheme’ (NRLS) requires persons who act as ‘representatives’ (agents) for the landlord to deduct basic rate tax from the net rent collected (rental income less expenses paid) unless the agent or tenant has authority from HMRC to pay the landlord gross.
The ‘Non-Resident Landlord Scheme’ (NRLS) is a scheme for taxing the UK rental income of non-resident landlords. Under the scheme basic rate tax (20%) is deducted from the net rent collected by an agent (less expenses paid). There is an exception to this where an agent/tenant has authority from HMRC to pay the landlord gross.
An important distinction must be made between two different types of expenditure; capital and revenue.