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In recent months, there has been a huge demand for countryside homes from those who wish to relocate having faced the national lockdown in the city. Although on the face of it there may appear to be few hurdles, it is important to bear the following factors in mind when purchasing a new home.  The...
Last week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that with immediate effect, house buyers will pay NO stamp duty on property purchases of up to £500,000, the previous threshold being £125,000. The government hopes that the holiday will kick-start the housing market again, following lockdown seeing a fall in house prices for the first time in eight...
The recent covid-19 update that property viewings and house moves could re-start in England was welcomed by many, with an estimated 450,000 people in England waiting to move since lockdown began in March. The amended Regulations which came into effect 13th May 2020 means estate agents, letting offices, developer offices, show homes and removal companies...
First-time buyers now benefit from a permanent stamp duty land tax relief on purchases up to the amount of £300,000. However the relief does not apply where: the purchase is of an additional dwelling which is liable to the higher rates of SDLT; andto the purchase of non-residential or mixed-use property. The relief does not affect the amount...
Are you thinking about buying a second home? If you’re thinking of buying a second home, there are some things that you must take into consideration when assessing your financial situation, today we look at one small but very important consideration, SDLT. We are looking only at residential properties only for the purposes of this...
One of the most exciting times in a couple’s lives is when they buy a property together. As less and less couples are getting married, the purchase of a property is often one of the most significant declaration of the parties’ commitment to each other.  The change to home owners from tenants is a huge...
There has been quite a bit of coverage in the national press of late in relation to the sale and management of leasehold houses and some of the commentary can be confusing. In short, the government has decided that the current system of selling leasehold houses whilst perfectly legal is resulting in perverse consequences for...