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Good news for home buyers

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In today’s Autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne announced a significant change to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), making massive savings for 98 per cent of homebuyers.

“This is good news for not just for First Time Buyers but also expanding families who need larger properties but would struggle with the additional tax payable” said Conveyancing Solicitor Victoria Marshall

“Reducing the burden of stamp duty for buyers is crucial to getting markets moving again, we have seen growth this year as the economy improves, but further help is needed to give momentum to the housing market,” she added.

The move is designed to counter Labour’s mansion tax plans.

Mr Osborne has announced that there will be no SDLT on the first £125,000, 2% up to £250,000, 5% up to £925,000, 10% up to £1.5m, and 12% over everything above.

This is a considerable hike for those who own property worth more than £2m but at the same time it will hopefully stimulate the lower end of the housing market.

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