Stamp Duty

Part Exchange Housing Schemes

Part Exchange Housing Schemes

In an effort to boost a still-sluggish housing market in some areas, builders are increasingly offering part-exchange deals to entice buyers. Known in the trade as ‘PX’ schemes, this type of deal basically enables you to trade in your existing home as part payment for a new build property. It’s chain-free, misses out the estate

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Considerations when buying a property

Considerations when buying a property

Your property is probably the most expensive thing you will ever buy. Getting it right is essential, so it pays to take your time and consider your purchase from every angle. Here are some tips for what to look out for when you are buying a new home – some obvious, some less so. It’s

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Five Ways To Win Over Potential House Buyers

Five Ways To Win Over Potential House Buyers

So you’ve found the home of your dreams, all that’s standing in the way of you living there is the fact that you haven’t yet sold your own house. It’s time to bite the bullet and make sure that potential buyers see the best in your property. Getting your house ready to go on the

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Things to consider before moving abroad

Things to consider before moving abroad

If you’re thinking of joining the 320,000 people who left the UK for foreign climes last year, then read on. Moving abroad will change your life forever, its kind of key that you think things through well before you make the leap. I speak from experience, because I did just that 10 years ago. I

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Understanding and calculating rental yield

Understanding and calculating rental yield

The buy to let market can be a really lucrative one, especially as demand has soared as more people are unable to make it onto the first rung of the property ladder. Understanding and calculating rental yield is important in making future decisions on your buy to let property purchase. Many people cannot afford to

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Are you entitled to a stamp duty rebate?

If you’ve bought a home in a ‘disadvantaged’ area over the last decade then there’s a chance you could be entitled to a stamp duty rebate – but you have to act fast. HMRC’s Disadvantaged Areas Relief (DAR) reduced the amount of stamp duty payable on properties up to £150,000 in one of 2,000 areas

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