Category: Residential Property & Conveyancing

Heather Love Mar 2022

Hybrid Working – Key points for Employers

Since the Coronavirus pandemic struck and the recovery began, it has become commonplace to allow employees to split their working time between their “normal” workplace i.e., the office and an agreed remote working location, normally their home.  Specific arrangements will differ depending on the nature of an employee’s role and their duties.

Gemma Taylor Feb 2022

New reforms for leaseholders are biggest in decades

Earlier this month, the Government revealed plans to introduce a new law that hoped to make home ownership fairer, by giving leaseholders the right to extend their lease by a maximum of 990 years at zero ground rent.

Gemma Taylor Nov 2021

Stamp Duty Holiday has finished, so why are house prices still climbing?

According to recent figures by HMRC, there was a 25% increase in Stamp Duty receipts in the six months from April - October 2021, compared to the same period in 2019. While the flurry of activity in the market boosted the average house price in the UK, many were surprised that once the Stamp Duty holiday came to an end, prices didn't come down with it - but why?

Gemma Taylor Jun 2021

Could the property market be turning back to towns and cities post-pandemic?

According to a recent report by Savills the UK property market could be about to turn back towards city living. 

Gemma Taylor May 2021

Lessons learned from the SDLT cliff edge

Earlier in the year, we wrote a blog about the thousands of people who faced missing out on the Stamp Duty holiday, resulting in an industry "cliff edge" with many sellers worried their buyers will pull out if they didn't complete in time. But, it seems since the Chancellor extended the holiday, there have been some lessons learned.

Gemma Taylor Apr 2021

What has the pandemic done to the housing market?

We've seen the numerous headlines about how the Stamp Duty holiday has spurred many people into moving house. But, it seems the benefits are more than just financial - and it seems many are trading up lifestyles as well as their homes.

Liz Dalgetty Mar 2021

Could the UK housing market see strong growth in coming years?

Property prices have continued to climb during the pandemic and many industry experts are wondering if market conditions are sustainable post-Covid. Early signs show that despite a stall in 2021, there are brighter skies ahead.

Gemma Taylor Mar 2021

The Spring Budget 2021: A Summary

As the UK eagerly tuned in to the most anticipated Budget for a generation, many were left wondering what the Chancellor’s traditional “rabbit out of a hat” might contain - especially as several big measures had been announced beforehand. 

Victoria Evans Feb 2021

Speculation that the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday/reduction could be extended

Ahead of next week’s Budget, it looks like the Chancellor has answered calls to extend the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday deadline for three more months until the end of June, according to an interview the Times has published with Mr Sunak.

Richard Taylor Jan 2021

What does the latest lockdown mean for house moves?

As we enter the third national lockdown and tighter restrictions see the closure of schools and non-essential businesses, where does that leave the housing market?