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25 years of stamp duty - homebuyers see 490% tax cost increase

25 years of stamp duty - homebuyers see 490% tax cost increase

25 years of stamp duty - homebuyers see 490% tax cost increase

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that in the last 25 years, the cost of stamp duty has increased by 490% for the average homebuyer.

Now that the stamp duty holiday is done and dusted, the average homebuyer in England will once again pay the...

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

The latest research by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , has revealed just how influential the stamp duty holiday seems to have been in shaping property market activity since the start of the year.

Barrows and Forrester analysed property market transactions across every county of England and Wales since...

SDLT holiday saves homebuyers £3bn with half a million paying no tax on their purchase

As the final deadline approaches, research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has found that just shy of 500,000 homebuyers across England are set to have saved over £3bn in stamp duty as a result of the stamp duty holiday.

GetAgent analysed every property purchase to have completed across England since 8th July 2020 when the stamp duty holiday was first introduced...

First-time property buyers worse off due to stamp duty holiday property

First-time property buyers £25k worse off thanks to stamp duty holiday

Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , reveals that the stamp duty holiday has increased the price of first-time buyer homes by an average of 11.7% in England in the last year, and by as much as 31.5% in some areas of the country.

The stamp duty holiday was introduced as a financial incentive to keep the housing market buoyant during the pandemic and thus...

Property Industry reaction to latest Rightmove House Price Index

Property industry reaction to latest Rightmove House Price Index

Managing Director of Barrows and Forrester , James Forrester, commented:

“It’s to be expected that the astronomic rates of house price growth seen since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday will now start to subside as we approach the final deadline. But don’t be fooled into thinking the market will now deflate like a cheap birthday balloon.

Buyer demand is extremely...

Where can you still buy a new build for less than the £250,000 stamp duty holiday threshold?

The latest research from Warwick Estates has revealed which pockets of the national new build market still offer homebuyers the opportunity of a stamp duty saving right up until the final September deadline.

While the initial stamp duty holiday for homes valued up to £500,000 has now passed, homebuyers purchasing up to the sum of £250,000 will still pay no stamp duty right up until...

25 places where house prices have hopped the final SDLT holiday threshold since it launched

Research from the national estate agent, Keller Williams UK , has found that high rates of house price growth due to the stamp duty holiday have pushed the average house price in 25 areas of England above the final holiday threshold of £250,000.

While the first extension of the stamp duty holiday has now ended, there is still the opportunity of a stamp duty free purchase on homes up...

The top 20 areas feeling the most stamp duty holiday heat for homes sold

Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has shown which parts of the property market are feeling the most stamp duty holiday heat when it comes to transaction levels and sold prices.

GetAgent analysed Land Registry sold price records since the initiative was launched on the 8th July last year to reveal the top 20 areas with the most homes sold, as well as the...

Typical British houses

Eleven of twelve UK regions seeing a worrying lack of properties coming to market

Eleven of twelve UK regions are experiencing a significant shortage of homes being put on the market, according to new data.

The figures from Quick Move Now and Home.co.uk show the number of new properties that came onto the market in April 2021 was significantly lower than April 2019 levels in every region except Greater London.

Nationally, the number of new properties on...

Flooded houses

Warning over hidden flood risk as buyers dash to beat stamp duty deadline

  • 530,000 properties in England face a more extreme risk of flooding than official maps suggest, according to Zurich UK
  • A home with a 3% chance of flooding in any year has a 63% likelihood of being inundated over a typical 30-year mortgage
  • Calls for Environment Agency to update the way it communicates flood risk to help households better understand their flood
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