Category Archives: Property Services

Temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax Reductions

To help the UK economy recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a temporary reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax rates to take effect from 8th July 2020. This reduction in SDLT rates will last until 31st of March 2021 and will be welcomed by the property market.
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Will the election result kick start the property market?

Some said that a Conservative majority would present a real boost to the economy and confidence to the property market. Those same commentators said that a Labour majority might not have quite the same impact on property prices but that under a Jeremy Corbyn led Government first time buyers would get more help. Another hung Parliament was not seen as good news at all. Other commentators were less confident as they felt neither of the major parties had a coherent housing strategy for the future.
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Are you bored of Brexit?

Whether you are a remainer, a leaver or an inbetweener you have probably been peeking out from that safe place behind the sofa like me, watching what’s been going on in Parliament and the EU and trying to work out what is going to happen and whether you can make plans for the future.
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Ground Rents on New Flats

Escalating ground rents on new flats has been a hot topic of conversation in legal circles for some time and has recently become a topic in the media with Nationwide announcing that it will not provide mortgages on certain properties.
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