Tony and Cherie Blair control £27m property empire

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Tony and Cherie Blair’s property empire is worth £27m, according to research by the Guardian.

The couple now own at least 10 houses and 27 flats, while their three eldest children, Euan, Kathryn and Nicholas, each have their names on at least one deed.

The Blairs’ first property was a £30,000 house in the former prime minister’s Sedgefield constituency bought in 1983.

Last month Mortgage Strategy reported that Cherie Blair was set to challenge the Government’s buy-to-let tax relief changes in court, arguing it breaches human rights.

A campaign started with by two landlords, Steve Bolton and Chris Cooper, has contacted legal firm Omnia Strategy, which is led by Cherie Blair, for legal opinion and has been told it has a “reasonable chance of success”.

Blair’s team has written to HMRC calling for a judicial review of the Government’s policy change, which will see buy-to-let tax relief gradually reduced to the basic rate of tax from April 2017.