HMLR’s Property Alert service tells you if anyone applies to make changes to your property’s details, including someone taking out a mortgage against it or making an application to change ownership.
House prices in England rose at their fastest pace since 2004 last month after the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, extended stamp duty relief on property purchases, a Nationwide survey suggests. Property prices in England rose by 2.1 per cent in April. Compared to April 2020 this is a rise of 7.1 per cent. The survey suggests […]
Introduced last year as a response to the pandemic, the chancellor’s tax concession means no stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is paid on the first £500,000 of a property sale. However, all rates are set to return to their pre-pandemic thresholds on 1 April. For buyers this will mean the end of a tax saving […]
Local authority search services are buckling under the strain of homebuyers trying to beat the stamp duty (SDLT) deadline. Local Authorities are warning they cannot complete searches in time for home buyers to benefit from the stamp duty holiday which ends on 31 March 2021. Stamp Duty Holiday The chancellor raised the stamp duty threshold […]
After almost two months in deep freeze, the housing market is open for business again, but this is not the housing market we knew before lockdown. The government’s re-opening of the market, came as a surprise to conveyancing solicitors, surveyors, estate agents, and removal companies, this has left them scrambling to put safety measures in place.