Do you really think this is prevalent? I have my doubts. What is prevalent though is specuvestors/Canny McSavvies renting out second homes/apartments and not paying a red cent in tax. If the taxman is genuinely after them then I welcome that. However I seriously doubt that the taxman really is coming for any of these tax evaders. It’s been going on for years and surely it can’t be that hard to cross reference!