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Stamp duty holiday update

Stamp duty holiday update

There has been pressure on the government from MPs and the property industry to extend the stamp duty holiday. Will there be an extension and if not, how much will you have to pay in stamp duty after 31 March? On 1 February MPs had a debate in Parliament about whether...

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Better news for first-time buyers

Better news for first-time buyers

Last year presented some challenges for first-time buyers but mortgage deals are likely to improve in the second quarter of this year. Here’s why now could be a good time to start looking into buying your first property… Let’s be honest. First-time buyers had a tough...

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The property market to remain open during Lockdown 3.0

The property market to remain open during Lockdown 3.0

Most of us were expecting to hear the news of a new national lockdown last night. Unlike the first lockdown, the property market will remain open. By the time Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new national lockdown at 8pm on Monday 4 January, most of the...

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Getting a mortgage on furlough

Getting a mortgage on furlough

The furlough scheme has been extended again and around 15 per cent of the UK workforce are currently on furlough leave. Where do you stand in terms of getting a mortgage if you’ve been affected? Since the pandemic took hold of the UK in March, we’ve been keeping you...

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