What Is The Capital Gains Tax Allowance For 2020-21?

According to a recent report from the “Office of Tax Simplification” (OTS), the capital gains tax (CGT) system has the potential to be made “simpler and fairer” by reducing the annual exempt amount and raising rates to match income tax. This information emerged into the public sphere after Chancellor Rishi Sunak asked the OTS to […]

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Coronavirus and Mortgage Payment Holidays

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a seismic shift in the way the entire world is living their lives; from physical, to mental to financial. There has been unprecedented help backed by the UK government since earlier in the year. Whilst many people have been furloughed or lost their jobs financial worries are affected many hundreds […]

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Busiest Property Month on Record

According to property giant Rightmove July has been the biggest month since they started records over 10 years ago. The stamp duty changes made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak certainly delivered in expectation of a gigantic kickstart to the property market. Figures show that £37 billion of property sales were agreed in the month of July […]

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COVID-19 Property Market Resumes

The property market along with all other areas of business has effectively been closed since lockdown commenced due to COVID-19. The government has given the green light for property sales and purchases to resume and the relaxation of lockdown measures. This means that anyone stuck in limbo, in the middle of buying or selling can […]

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How Will The UK Property Market be Affected by Coronavirus COVID-19?

If you were planning to buy and/or sell your home this year no doubt the global COVID-19 pandemic has recently brought your plans to an abrupt halt. With Estate Agents physical offices closed and their teams working from home to Mortgage Lenders halting new applications the likelihood of being able to move home right now […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19 & UK Property Market

Every part of life is currently being dictated by the Coronavirus and Government policies, the housing market is no different. To date Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced financial measures of £350 billion in order to help the UK economy. 20th March 2020 Bank of England cut interest rates to the lowest ever 0.1%. This is […]

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Groundbreaking – Parliament Effectively Suspends Housing Market March 2020

The government has urged people not to move house in the wake of the chaos caused by the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic. The property market is effectively suspended anyway, given the logistical issues of actually being able to buy and sell currently. Estate Agent’s high street offices are closed. Although they continue to work from home […]

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New Mandatory Electrical Safety Checks in the Private Rental Sector

Landlords are continuing to face ever more stringent regulation in the private rental sector. In 2019 the Tenant Fees Act banned many letting fees and placed caps on tenancy deposits. Statistics show that in England in 2019 there were 4.55 million households occupied by private renters. The private rental market remains robust in the UK […]

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What is the ‘Tenant Fees Act 2019’?

Landlords and Tenants – Everything you need to know about the ‘Tenant Fees Act 2019′ On 1st June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act came into force. The Act controls what payments a landlord or letting agent are allowed to request from tenants. It also restricts what third-party charges a tenant or guarantor may be billed […]

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Stamp Duty: Will There Be Changes In 2020?

If you are buying a home in England or Northern Ireland and paying more than £125,000 (or more than £40,000 for second homes), then you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to HMRC . This applies to both freehold and leasehold properties and whether you are buying outright or using a mortgage. […]

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