9 Oct

Home move costs reach record high

Buyers and sellers are facing their highest-ever costs home move costs. New research suggests the average costs for a home move have reached a record high of £10,414, up by 2 percent year on year. Those in London will pay more than double the costs of the rest of the UK, with average moving costs […]

18 Dec

1st-time buyers in south benefit most from stamp duty cut

First-time buyers in the south of England are the most likely to benefit from relief from paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) because prices there generally exceed the threshold for claiming exemption. Data from HMRC, which collects the tax on behalf of the Treasury, shows that 58,800 first-time buyers claimed relief on SDLT in the […]