Own a First-Time Buyer Property in Hampstead? Consider Letting it for 12 Months

So, you have a property to sell, and it would be ideal for a first-time buyer? Did you know that many first time buyers are struggling to get mortgage deals right now as lenders become more risk-averse and house prices boom? This, coupled with financial hardship for some first-time buyers means that your property could […]

Significant pick-up in the housing market

Significant pick-up in the housing market The July Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gauging the mood of agents, showed a significant pick-up in the housing market. The stamp duty holiday has increased demand in July, agents report a significant increase in new buyer enquiries and new instructions. Agreed sales have also risen, […]

What are the new Stamp Duty changes?

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that from 15th of July 2020 until 31st of March 2021, there will be no stamp duty to pay on property purchases up to £500,000.   What is Stamp Duty and how much would you normally pay?  You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England […]

The busiest time for the Rental Market

The Busiest Time for the Rental Market The rental market is about to enter its busiest time of the year. Analysis from Dataloft Rental Market Analytics reveals that 40% of tenancies are set to expire in July, August and September. Usually the surge in activity is a combination of students seeking accommodation, graduates starting new […]