FAQs for first-time buyers (part 1)

Although it is becoming harder and harder to buy your first home – a situation that as I explained in my last blog has become even more pointed during the COVID pandemic – it is still the ultimate aim for many couples. The stamp duty holiday has offered some encouragement and if, as is being reported, lenders are going to … Read More

Will the recent stamp duty cuts benefit landlords and the buy-to-let market too?

It appears the stamp duty reliefs announced by the Chancellor this week will benefit landlords and buy to let investors as well as home buyers. To try and give the stuttering housing market a well needed boost Rishi Sunak has temporarily abolished stamp duty for all homes under £500,000.  Although the move is primarily focussed on those looking to buy … Read More