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KEYWORD "stamp duty" - 100 RESULTS
Jargon and Complexity put people off moving home - Zoopla

The jargon and complicated house moving process is deterring as many as 2.2m owners from entering the market, claims Zoopla.  The portal...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank calls for Oz-inspired housing ‘sin taxes’

The UK Government should make better use of property taxes to deter foreign buyers, boost property supply and raise tax revenue,...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget missed the mark, estate agents claim

The Spring Budget missed the mark when it comes to boosting current market conditions, agents have claimed. A survey of 833 UK...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The impact of abolishing Multiple Dwellings Relief on Housing

Today, I am reflecting on the Chancellor’s surprise Spring budget decision to abolish multiple dwellings relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Common Pitfalls: Avoiding Fines in UK Property Transactions

As you begin the process of property transactions in the UK, it's important to understand potential pitfalls that may result in...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Pros and cons for the PRS in Hunt’s 'small beer' Budget

Now the dust has settled on what many described as an ‘underwhelming’ Budget, we take a look at what two business...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Spring Budget disappoints but OBR revises housing forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has almost halved its house price forecasts after another relatively quiet fiscal update for the...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget: Will there be help for housing?

Agents are hopeful of support for the property market in today’s Spring Budget. It could be the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s final fiscal...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth boss warns Chancellor against scrapping non-dom status

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is reported to be considering scrapping non-dom status in the latest rumour ahead of this week’s Budget. It comes...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

Propertymark has added its name to calls for Stamp Duty reform and has also urged lenders to develop more affordable mortgage...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove calls for regional Stamp Duty thresholds

Rightmove has joined growing calls for Stamp Duty reform ahead of the Spring Budget next week. The property portal has outlined three...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget provides opportunity to support buyers - survey

More than a third of property professionals view the Spring Budget as an opportunity to boost new build and the first-time...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary suggests homebuyer support is coming

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the strongest hint yet that housing measures could be included in the Spring Budget. Chancellor Jeremy...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buckle Up! It's Going To Be A Busy 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to what’s looking like a busy - perhaps even hectic - 2024! I thought it worth running...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society backs Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Housing policy should focus on making better use of existing stock as well building more homes, a new report claims. A report...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget date set but will it including housing support?

Agency trade body Propertymark has expressed hope that housing will be a key part of the Spring Budget after the Treasury...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

The Housing Market and the Election - Does It Matter Who Wins?

The factor most likely to influence the housing market next year is entirely outside the industry’s control: the General Election. Knight Frank...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Time to stop wading through treacle: General Election must prioritise property digitisation drive

The 2023 Autumn Budget, amongst its considerable 110 growth measures, contained an important announcement for the property sphere, with £3 million...

16 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Homebuyers postpone purchase plans after ‘disappointing’ Autumn Statement

Around half of homebuyers will continue to postpone plans to purchase a property after the Autumn Statement failed to provide sufficient...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: Treasury pledges £3m to ‘improve homebuying process'

The Autumn Statement ended up being silent on Stamp Duty reforms and direct housing market stimulus but there were some nuggets...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What can agents expect?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver his Autumn Statement this afternoon amid rumours of Stamp Duty reforms and support for first-time buyers. The...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Stamp Duty cut could boost 72% of property listings

Almost three quarters of homes on the market would be exempt from Stamp Duty for home-movers if the Chancellor introduced a...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Builders back Stamp Duty exemption for greener homes

Builders are calling for Stamp Duty exemptions on more energy efficient properties to help tackle the housing crisis. A new 10-point plan...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty cut could be bad for first-time buyers -warning

Rumours about tax cuts in this week’s Autumn Statement are continuing but there are warnings that a Stamp Duty cut may...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Stamp Duty or Inheritance Tax cut be better for the property market?

A buying agent has given his backing to the prospect of a Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax (IHT) cut during this...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty rates should reflect current conditions, claim

Stamp Duty should reflect the current market conditions, an agency boss claims. Speaking exclusively to Estate Agent Today,  Michael Polzler, chief executive...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Stamp Duty cut won’t help property sales

Stamp Duty cuts won’t give the property market the boost it needs, an agency chief executive has warned. Dominic Agace, chief executive...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor urged to introduce Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Agency brand Chestertons has joined calls for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to include Stamp Duty reform in his Autumn Statement. Hunt will deliver...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘unaware’ of additional homebuying costs - claim

Many first-time buyers are unaware of the upfront costs they need to budget for before applying for a mortgage and purchasing...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Would a Stamp Duty cut help the property market?

More than three quarters of Estate Agent Today readers have backed the prospect of a Stamp Duty cut. The Government is rumoured...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut speculation starts 'election housing market' - claim

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure mounts for stamp duty cut across UK

A proposed cut in stamp duty by the Westminster government would be a welcome boost to homebuyers and would need to...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty revenue slumps but IHT soars - new figures

Inheritance Tax receipts for April to September 2023 have soared to £3.9 billion, some £0.4 billion higher than the same period...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty cut rumours return

Stamp Duty reform was back in the news over the weekend amid reports that the Government plans to reform the controversial...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

In an uncertain property market, new homes sales are relatively successful

After a steady increase in mortgage rates, concerns about house prices have been rising too. The Financial Times reported in mid...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Cost of moving drops but buyers still need £14,000 - research

Falling Stamp Duty and survey fees have pushed down the cost of moving. Comparison website reallymoving analyses the cost of moving home...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses reveal party conference housing wish list

Stamp Duty changes and planning reform should be high on the party conference season agenda, agency executives have suggested. Leaders Roman Group...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Thinktank calls for Stamp Duty to be scrapped

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has repeated calls for Stamp Duty to be scrapped as politicians prepare for party conference...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New build sales stronger than rest of market - agency’s bold claim

An estate agency with a major new homes department claims new build sales are proving more resilient than the mainstream market. Leaders...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - it's time for the industry to box clever

So much has changed in the world of property of late that it’s easy to be behind the times - and...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Renters' Bill - great reform or act of sabotage?

The proposals to shake the Private Rental Sector (PRS) to its foundations will, depending upon your political persuasion and housing status,...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Off-plan sales hit decade-low

The proportion of new homes sold off-plan across England & Wales has slipped to the lowest level since 2013, new data...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing policy must go beyond election cycles - warning     

Housing policy formation must go beyond electoral cycles, academics have warned. A group of Cambridge University alumni has teamed up to urge...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary: UK property supply and standards are broken

The property market is broken, Housing Secretary Michael Gove acknowledged yesterday. Despite the Conservative Party being in power since 2010, Gove insisted...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned on spring surge in AML activity

Agents are being urged to ensure they are up to speed with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements as the market enters its...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents remain bullish as house prices dip again

Average house prices have declined by their largest level on a monthly basis since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘worried about propertyless Budget implications’

UK estate agents are split when it comes to their opinion on last week’s Budget, with half concerned about a lack...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Light-touch Budget is no bad thing for the housing market

When Jeremy Hunt sat down in the Commons after delivering his first Spring Budget, I imagine there were many who felt...

18 March 2023

From: Features

Budget 2023: Childcare reform could provide mortgage boost

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s first Budget yesterday failed to include any specific measures to boost the housing market but a mortgage broker...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: Property groups call for Stamp Duty overhaul

A property group is the latest to call for a Stamp Duty overhaul in today's Budget. The National Association of Property Buyers’ (NAPB)...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizing incentives and first-time buyer support top Budget wishlist

From first-time buyer support to Stamp Duty changes or just doing nothing at all, there is plenty that agents and property...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Could ChatGPT replace conveyancers and improve home-moving advice?

A conveyancing firm has put the popular artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to the test to see if it can rival legal...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents, you don't have to close your doors….and nor do you, conveyancers

The property industry's self-destructive, point-scoring way of working just doesn’t cut it. When low stock means low cash flow low, agents and...

01 March 2023

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Halifax reveals pandemic's legacy on the property market

The average price for larger detached homes has grown at almost twice the rate than for smaller properties such as flats...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity proposes buyer bans and Stamp Duty overhaul

A high-profile charity is calling for a Stamp Duty overhaul, local buyer restrictions and extra charges on property purchases by landlords...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Penalised Stamp Duty critic returns to theme of “we pay too much”

A well known critic of stamp duty has returned to his long-standing theme of querying whether buyers have paid too much...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Cluttons: Pandemic house price gains won’t be wiped out

Prices will fall during this year, but the outlook differs depending on location, according to Cluttons. A first quarter update from the...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender calls for green Stamp Duty rebate

A senior banking figure has called for Stamp Duty rebates on property purchases to help create greener homes as research shows...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales fell 15% in 2022 - HMRC

Agents sold 14.7% fewer properties during 2022 amid the end of the Stamp Duty holiday and increased economic uncertainty, HMRC figures...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What conveyancers want from estate agents

Conveyancers have outlined ways they believe the property transaction process could be improved including shutting down or improving “dabblers” and getting...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory peer labels Stamp Duty a ‘tax on mobility’

A former minister has questioned whether the Government has a long-term commitment to reform Stamp Duty to boost transactions and has...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency listings activity hits 15-month low - RICS

The level of new listings coming to market is at its weakest since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty holiday,...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

There are reasons to be optimistic in the second half of 2023

Usually, I enter January with a spring in my step - optimistic about what the future holds.  Two years ago, after the...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Monthly sales growth slows as buyers hold off - HMRC

Property sales are yet to decline amid higher mortgage rates and the cost of living crisis but there are signs of...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

What To Expect from the Property Market in 2023

Over the later part of 2022, we have experienced unprecedented economic and political turmoil, which will remain as we head into...

17 December 2022

From: Features

'Stamp Duty scars' boost October house prices - Land Registry

The end of last year’s Stamp Duty holiday has given a temporary boost to house price data for October 2022. The latest...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement - is it the start of a new chapter?

The latest measures for property the Chancellor included in his Autumn Statement may not have been dramatic, but has it given...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Property market ‘recalibration’ is underway - claim

The property market is ‘recalibrating’ but should be seen in context of economic events, agents are being urged. Kris Mclean, managing director...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs devolved Stamp Duty for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive should seek devolved powers over Stamp Duty, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body has urged the Executive to...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Under the hammer! Auctioneer reports 10% sales boost

Auction House UK has reported a 10% annual rise in sales under the hammer despite the challenging market. The brand said its...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales slide but remain above pre-pandemic levels - HMRC

Property transactions dipped in October but remain above pre-pandemic levels, HMRC data shows. The latest property transactions report from the taxman -...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Use Stamp Duty to reach net zero ambitions’

Propertymark has called for Stamp Duty incentives and wider funding to make homes more energy efficient. It comes as Chancellor Jeremy Hunt...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent: ‘Why I’m glad Stamp Duty cuts are being reversed

A West Midlands estate agent has backed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s plans to reverse cuts to Stamp Duty, claiming they should never...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement - what did our panel of property experts make of it?

The property sector braced itself for the chill wind of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement this week. His pre-Budget comment that he...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement unveils council tax, CGT and stamp duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warned tough times were coming ahead of his Autumn Statement yesterday and agents were left with plenty to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Chancellor unveils plan to reverse Stamp Duty cuts

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has outlined plans to reduce Stamp Duty cuts outlined in his predecessor’s mini-Budget. In September, former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth stalled in September – Land Registry

Agents are acknowledging that ‘change is coming’ to the housing market after the latest Land Registry House Price Index showed prices...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs up and under offers down as prime market pauses

Fall-throughs are up and the number of properties under-offer in prime London areas has fallen below the pre-pandemic average for the...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales down by a quarter as market ‘grinds to a halt’ - claim

The level of property sales fell by a quarter in the first half of this year in what is being described...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for Stamp Duty holiday on additional homes

Propertmark is calling for a 12 month exemption on additional Stamp Duty rates to boost rental property supply. The issue will be...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Analysts assess how far back Sunak can help push mortgage rates

Mortgage rates look likely to fall after Rishi Sunak’s appointment as Prime Minister but analysts are still unsure how far the...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons ups annual expectations despite 'less certain market'

Foxtons has upped its expectations for its full year financial performance despites acknowledging a “less certain market backdrop.” A trading update from...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing needs its digital enablement moment

Conveyancing is an integral part of the house buying and selling process. But it is a slow process, with the length...

26 October 2022

From: Features

MPs back Stamp Duty cut as Labour queries its benefits

A Bill to bring the Government’s Stamp Duty reductions into legislation reached its second reading in the Houses of Parliament this...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Sticky situation! Buyers warned as Gü founder loses Stamp Duty claim

Property buyers aiming to reduce their Stamp Duty bill with “mixed-use” purchases are being warned that HMRC is sniffing out those...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi Sunak confirmed as new UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak has been confirmed as the new Conservative Party leader and will become the next UK Prime Minister. He will replace...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what you need to know about mortgage rates

With UK interest rates on the rise, following the mini-Budget announcement (now since almost entirely reversed), and several lenders pulling mortgage...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Scottish property taxes may deter buyers as market slows - warning

Scotland may face “serious labour shortages” due to its relatively high property buying taxes compared with in England, a leading agent...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Annual and monthly house price growth slowed in August - Land Registry

House price growth slowed both annually and monthly during August, new figures show, as commentators warn a property market slowdown is coming. The...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut - much needed boost or short term fix? Either way, estate agents need to prepare for the rush

The Government’s mini budget on September 23 was anything but ‘mini’ with several major announcements one of the most significant of...

17 October 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Stamp duty cut to remain as Hunt scraps mini-Budget

The new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has reversed almost all of the tax cuts set out in Kwasi Kwarteng's disastrous mini-Budget three...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

‘A safe pair of hands?’ – property industry reacts to new Chancellor

New Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has been described as a safe pair of hands who could limit the extent of a housing...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Fee fights! Average agency commission is 1.4% - claim 

Estate agents are charging movers fees of 1.4% on average to sell their homes, new research claims. An article by consumer watchdog...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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