Buy-to-let considerations
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In an attempt to help first time buyers and boost home ownership, numerous policy changes since 2015 have made it clear that the government is targeting the buy-to-let market and the purchase of second homes.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) clarity comes at a cost
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The three per cent rise in stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on second homes and Buy to Let properties introduced in George Osborne?s budget have been in effect since the beginning of April. The rise in SDLT was met with dismay among market commentators at the time of the announcement due to its likely impact on the private rented sector (PRS) ? with no exemption being provided to large-scale investors.
Further blows for Buy to Let
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George Osborne's budget brought mixed news for the property industry. The predicted 3 per cent uplift in stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on second homes and buy-to-let properties will not have come as a surprise to many.
Holding profit margins: reducing the pressures imposed by peer to peer lending
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Average deposits for house purchases now sit at just under the average annual salary, which means that more capital is needed to be raised for the purposes of individual or buy to let purchases. As a result, buyers are looking to alternative sources of revenue, including financial assistance from parents and peer to peer loans.
Election manifestos and property mechanics: the implications for transactional volumes
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With pollsters currently predicting that either the Conservative or the Labour Party will be forced into a minority Government, compromising on their manifesto promises, or into a coalition agreement, we take a closer look at each party's rhetoric on the housing market and how this could affect transaction volumes and mortgage lending.
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