Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that, from 8th July, there will be no stamp duty on homes selling for £500,000 or less in England and Northern Ireland. This temporary tax holiday will last until the end of March 2021.
The threshold for 'no stamp duty' therefore rises from £125,000 to £500,000; meaning that around 90% of property transactions will be exempt from tax obligations. It is envisaged that this move will push previously nervous buyers into a sale, which is hoped to further fuel the housing market.
Together with lowered interest and mortgage rates, this change makes now a good time to be selling and buying.
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