Latest mortgage news - Stamp duty land tax


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.

21 Aug 2017

Stagnant home mover numbers makes it harder for first time buyers

The number of home movers has reduced by -2% creating a shortage of properties for first time buyers and higher prices.

11 Apr 2017

Strong home buying activity increases 6% by value in the last month

Home buyers start the year strongly with mortgage lending of £8.9 billion in February which is an increase of 7% over the month.

16 Nov 2016

Bank of England given new powers to curb buy-to-let lending

The Treasury is to give the Bank of England powers to limit lending to the growing buy-to-let mortgage market to protect the financial system.

21 Sep 2016

Luxury London property prices to fall 9% in the next year

Prices for luxury homes in London are expected to fall by 9% in a year due to stamp duty tax and EU referendum, says Savills.

07 Jul 2016

Annual house price growth slows ahead of uncertainty of a Brexit vote

The rate house prices are rising has slowed ahead of the EU Referendum with greater uncertainty expected from the Brexit vote.

28 Jun 2016

Brexit lowers demand in London housing market and new-build homes

There has been a 20% fall in demand for new-build homes and interest in the London housing market due to the EU Referendum.

15 Jun 2016

Homeowner mortgage lending values falls 40% for the month to April, says CML

Homeowners borrowed £8.2 billion for the month to April 2016 down £5.4 billion or 40% after a significant rise in mortgage activity last month.

14 Jun 2016

UK house price mixed in April with strong growth for the year in London, says the ONS

Strong growth in house prices for London up 14.5% for the year with higher prices for the South East of England and mixed UK results.

10 Jun 2016

UK property prices set to fall with EU Referendum uncertainty

Demand from buyers has reduced at the fastest rate in eight years according to the latest report from property surveyors RICs.

14 Apr 2016

Mortgage lending increases by 21% with help from buy-to-let investors, says CML

The surge in buy-to-let investors ahead of the stamp duty tax has helped to increase mortgage lending to a new high in February.

10 Mar 2016

Remortgage lending surges in January, says CML

Data from the CML shows remortgage lending for homeowners and buy-to-let market rises significantly by numbers and value for January.

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