Latest mortgage news - Stamp duty land tax


06 Aug 2021

Demand for homes falls 9pc as stamp duty holiday ends

As the initial stamp duty holiday ended in July the demand for property reduced by 9% but remains significantly up on normal market levels.

26 Feb 2021

Stamp duty holiday extension likely as 100,000 buyers will miss deadline

About 100,000 buyers already agreed to complete will miss the stamp duty holiday deadline leading many to expect an extension.

04 Feb 2021

Stronger demand from buyers sends house prices higher

Rapid start to the year as buyer demand increases 13% across all regions and new house prices highs despite the third lockdown.

28 Dec 2020

Stamp duty holiday extension not being considered by government

The government is not considering a stamp duty holiday extension after calls for more time following the latest Coronavirus Tier 4 rules.

17 Nov 2020

New sellers price keenly to beat stamp duty holiday deadline

Lockdown demand remains high with new sellers pricing keenly to complete before the stamp duty holiday which ends next March.

20 Jul 2020

Housing boom sends asking prices to record highs

Post lockdown the UK housing market is in a mini-boom with asking prices at record highs and rising £7,640 this month.

09 Jul 2020

Stamp duty holiday to save thousands on new house purchases

The Chancellor has launched a stamp duty holiday to help kick start the property market saving buyers thousands for a new home.

26 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson may switch stamp duty from buyer to seller

While campaigning for prime minister Boris Johnson may make radical changes to Stamp Duty cutting the cost to homeowners.

03 Aug 2018

First time buyers save £284 million since stamp duty was abolished

Since stamp duty was abolished for first time buyers with homes valued under £300,000 total savings have amounted to £284 million.

26 Apr 2018

69,000 first time buyers benefit from cut in stamp duty relief

New stamp duty relief introduced by the government has saved first time buyers £2,300 on average when buying their first home.

22 Nov 2017

Stamp duty cut for first time buyers will increase house prices, says OBR

Changes in the budget means most first time buyers will not pay stamp duty but the OBR expects house prices to rise instead.

15 Sep 2017

Cost of moving home for London home buyers has risen to £32,000

Higher house prices and stamp duty mean the cost of moving home in London has risen to £32,092 or 47% higher than a decade ago.

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