Can we claim back stamp duty on a flat bought last week?

We completed on a flat last week before the stamp duty holiday and paid the tax in full, can we now claim it back? By Anne Ashworth For The Daily Mail Published: 14:59 BST, 10 July 2020 | Updated: 15:16 BST, 10 July 2020 We completed on the purchase of a flat last week, paying … Read more Can we claim back stamp duty on a flat bought last week?

New TSB mortgage deal lets you leave early without any charges

Fix your mortgage for five years without the commitment: New TSB deal lets you leave early for free but is it worth the extra cost? New deal lets borrowers fix for five years without having to pay for leaving early TSB’s new mortgage only carries early repayment charges up to three years  This means borrowers … Read more New TSB mortgage deal lets you leave early without any charges

House prices forecast to fall 5% this year and 11% in 2021, Cebr warns

Property prices across the country are set to continue falling over the next couple of years despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty cut, new research suggests. The Centre for Economics and Business Research has predicted that house prices will fall by 5 per cent this year and a further 10.6 per cent in 2021. The CEBR … Read more House prices forecast to fall 5% this year and 11% in 2021, Cebr warns

Stamp duty calculator: How much will the cut save you?

How much would the stamp duty cut save you if you move home? By Simon Lambert for Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 18:14 BST, 8 July 2020 | Updated: 18:14 BST, 8 July 2020  The Chancellor has taken the axe to one of Britain’s most hated taxes as he slashed stamp duty to zero for almost 90 per … Read more Stamp duty calculator: How much will the cut save you?

What you MUST know if you took a mortgage holiday

Borrowers are being urged to start clearing mortgage debt again as more than a million payment holidays come to an end this month. Around 1.8 million homeowners have taken a three-month payment break since the lifeline was announced in March.  Borrowers have until the end of July to extend current holidays by a further three … Read more What you MUST know if you took a mortgage holiday

Saffron BS mortgage gets cheaper if you make your home greener

Saffron Building Society is offering environmentally conscientious homeowners the chance to save money on their mortgage by making their homes greener.  The lender’s new retro-fit mortgage is a two-year fixed rate at 1.47 per cent with a £999 fee, available to homeowners and first-time buyers with 20 per cent or more equity to put in. … Read more Saffron BS mortgage gets cheaper if you make your home greener

Britons eye up villas in Spain and Greece as restrictions ease

With travel restrictions easing, the number of Britons browsing online for a more permanent place in the sun is on the rise, new findings suggest. In rank order, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy and Greece are the top five most sought after locations for Britons looking online to snap up a home abroad, property site Rightmove … Read more Britons eye up villas in Spain and Greece as restrictions ease

Cut stamp duty for downsizers, property bosses urge

Top housing and pension bosses have written to the Chancellor calling for a new Help to Downsize scheme to boost a property market recovery and put pensioners in safer, more suitable homes.  In a letter addressed to Rishi Sunak, leaders from across the housing and retirement industries have pleaded for stamp duty to be waived … Read more Cut stamp duty for downsizers, property bosses urge

Shed offices are the new conservatories as the outhouses increase in popularity

With millions more of us now working from home, finding your own, comfortable space to work can become increasingly difficult. There is an innovative solution for those who have adequate garden space – shed offices. They have seen popularity boom over the lockdown period. While building a conservatory used to be the most convenient way … Read more Shed offices are the new conservatories as the outhouses increase in popularity

Barclays now lets you fix your mortgage for a decade at 1.99%

Barclays offers Britain’s first ever 10-year mortgage at less than 2% – but is locking in for so long a good idea? Barclays introduces first 10-year fixed rate mortgage under 2% interest Rates on long-term fixes fall across the board amid increased borrower demand Brokers warn borrowers that leaving these deals early could cost them  By … Read more Barclays now lets you fix your mortgage for a decade at 1.99%