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STOP PRESS: Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Rates alter

The Government in their Autumn Statement have announced increases in Stamp Duty Land Tax rates. After midnight on 3 December 2014 you will pay more in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for residential properties costing in excess of £937,500.     SDLT rates ... Read more

The return of private rental regulation

The return of private rental regulation Croydon are the latest London borough to announce that they are to consult on the introduction of licensing the private rental stock within its Borough. Croydon’s stated objective is to “secure a consistent level ... Read more

Britain’s popular streets fight ‘forests’ of estate agent boards

Britain’s popular streets fight ‘forests’ of estate agent boards Councils are using special legal powers to ban the use of the signs in some of the country's most popular areas. Homeowners in some of Britain’s most desirable areas will no longer ... Read more

Property news roundup: Why do so many home sales fall through?

Property news roundup: Why do so many home sales fall through? A 'fall through index' for March suggests that over a quarter of home sales fail to complete, a 63 per cent increase compared with March 2013. Donna Houguez, Market Analyst ... Read more

Energy Performance Certificates for Rented Properties

Energy Performance Certificates for Rented Properties From 1st October 2008 all landlords in England and Wales will be required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate for their property. Failure to do so will incur a £200 penalty. Under new legislation, ... Read more

Auction purchases – flourishing during the recession

Auction purchases - flourishing during the recession Going once, going twice, sold! What can be more exciting than buying a property at auction? This is a question that you might now be able to ask an increasing number of your friends ... Read more
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