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SDLT Relief for First Time Buyers

Government announces tax break for First Time Buyers In a throwback to the period between 2010 and 2012, the Government has today re-introduced differential treatment between first time buyers and those who have previously owned a residential property.  It is ... Read more

Renting Business Premises

Renting Business Premises Jamie Coates talks about what you should look for in article that was first published in Wimbledon Time & Leisure Magazine in August 2016. Setting up a business requires careful planning and it is usually best to focus on ... Read more

Special offer for First Time Buyers

Special offer for First Time Buyers For a limited time Ashworths are pleased to help First Time Buyers take their first steps on the home-owning ladder by paying for their standard conveyancing searches.  This offer saves an average purchaser around ... Read more

Help to Buy

Help to Buy - What happens when the “Bank of Mum and Dad” runs dry? Even those sceptical about the effect of the various Help to Buy government initiatives would admit that they are surprised by the impact that the ... Read more

The budget and SDLT changes

Increases to commercial property rates The announcement in the budget that non-residential rates would rise from midnight caught most people unaware.  There was never a particular reason for the disparity between the "slice" system for residential property and the "slab" ... Read more

Buy to let landlords – under attack?

This article was originally published in Wimbledon Time & Leisure in February 2016.   Buy to let landlords - under attack? Around 40% of the housing stock in Merton is rented rather than owned, with around half of that being rented from ... Read more
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