November 2015

Stamp Duty Hike “Not So Bad” but Act Fast!

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a 3% hike in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on buy-to-let properties and second homes in his recent Autumn Statement. This was met with “outrage” from various quarters, such as the Association…

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Your Secret Agent?

Many estate agents will flatter you and promote themselves by claiming that they’ll get you the “highest price in the shortest possible time”. This is easy to say, but not so easy for most agents to justify or indeed deliver!…

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Relative Values

Even the most credible authorities tend to disagree on the rate of price change in the property market, leaving the humble consumer somewhat baffled! The problem is the source of data that is used to make assumptions about the market…

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