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Stamp Duty changes a few months on

The announcement by the chancellor at lunchtime on 3 December 2014 introducing changes to the stamp duty thresholds caused quite a stir in most property departments and estate agencies across England. A surreal panic set in since the reforms ... Read more

New Year’s Honours – Charlotte and Jane

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLOTTE AND JANE For more than four years, Ashworths has been a very proud supporter of Give It Away, a development company that donates all of its profits to local charitable causes.  We are only too happy to provide ... Read more

Multiple dwelling relief under the new SDLT regime

A number of our clients have asked us about how multiple dwelling relief operates under the new SDLT regime. For a number of years now, the purchaser of multiple dwellings has been able to potentially benefit from a reduced rate ... Read more

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
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