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Stamp Duty up 10-fold since mid 90's

Created on 06 June 2013. Posted in Live News

The astonishing impact of Stamp Duty on homeowners and the housing market has been revealed by the latest report from the HomeOwners Alliance. Average Stamp Duty paid on buying a home has jumped from ...

Gross Mortgage Lending Up 9% in March

Created on 22 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... £12.6 billion in March 2012. However, this was just before the first-time buyer stamp duty holiday expired, distorting meaningful comparison. Gross lending for the first quarter of 2013 was therefore ...

Two-thirds of second steppers can't get a mortgage to move home, says Lloyds TSB

Created on 14 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... raising a deposit was a serious obstacle, 53% indicated a lack of affordable housing, 52%t were concerned with cost including stamp duty and 25% are trapped by negative equity in their current homes. These ...

Best Buy Tables Reveal Banks Reduce Fees to Compete with Lower Rates

Created on 03 March 2013. Posted in Live News

... into the thousands of pounds of upfront costs. Such a large slab cost can often come on top of the ever-frustrating price of stamp duty and together can cripple a house move. There are arrangement fees, ...

London House Prices Fall 3 Months In A Row

Created on 18 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... pricing by London based estate agents, and the increase in stamp duty by the Chancellor in March.   The agent said that while London drives the housing market nationally, like the rest of the ...

Autumn Statement: Stamp duty opportunity missed

Created on 09 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... problems facing the UK housing market high enough on the political agenda. He commented: "We had hoped to see an acknowledgement that the stamp duty land tax system isn't working in its current format. ...

Huge Aspiration Gap for First Time Buyers

Created on 23 October 2012. Posted in Live News

... the re-instated stamp-duty tax earlier in the year, the initial cost of purchasing a home is still a bridge too far for the vast majority of would-be buyers."  ...

Only 7% of First Time Home Buyers Can Afford To Buy In Next 12 Months

Created on 07 October 2012. Posted in Live News

... for high deposits at a time when both rent and costs of living are spiralling in comparison to wages, the ability to save is proving a challenge. There is no doubt that since stamp duty was reintroduced ...

Lib Dems Target HNW Individuals

Created on 30 September 2012. Posted in Live News

... rules: we are coming to get you and you will pay your fair share. You can't dodge stamp duty by putting your home in an offshore company. I can announce that we will build on that success and expand its ...

Cheapest Buy To Let

Created on 23 December 2011. Posted in Best Buys

... buy to let purposes normally comes at a cost as landlords may need to renovate the property, pay stamp duty and cover solicitor’s expenses. In addition, rental income can fluctuate and there may be instances ...

Holiday Let

Created on 12 December 2011. Posted in Holiday Lets

... application fees, online mortgage broker fees, or offline over the phone for that matter, solicitors’ fees, valuation fees, stamp duty and even surveyors’ costs. There may also be refurbishment costs ...

FTB demand lifts housing and home insurance market activity

Created on 08 December 2011. Posted in Live News

... has improved for new buyers, many of those able to secure mortgages have been acting quickly to complete before Christmas.” Chancellor George Osborne’s decision not to extend the Stamp Duty holiday for ...

House hunters continually let down by UK mortgage lenders

Created on 24 June 2011. Posted in Live News

... to offer the choice and then they still have to find the money to pay for Stamp Duty. “The banks must find a balance between the loose lending of the boom and the rigidity of the current lending rules; ...

Buying is Cheaper Than Renting

Created on 27 April 2011. Posted in Live News

... note of caution. ” Whilst it may currently be cheaper to rent, the research does not build in all the ssociated costs of purchasing a property, includer lender arrangement fee, valuation, stamp duty and ...

Builder Deposit Mortgages & Incentives

Created on 23 April 2010. Posted in Builder Gift

Builder Deposit Mortgages & Incentives - are often sought by purchasers who require assistance with their mortgage deposit, stamp duty, furnishings etc. when purchasing a new property. A number of ...

Conveyancing UK

Created on 19 April 2010. Posted in Conveyancing

... All Stamp duty is paid The conveyancing solicitor registers the transfer of ownership  at the land registry New title deeds are issued and received The Keys to the property are given to the successful ...