Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a Stamp Duty holiday, raising the level at which the tax is charged to £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland.
The tax threshold has been temporarily raised until next March to boost the property market and help buyers struggling because of the coronavirus crisis.
The changes have come in with immediate effect.
This means that you could now save thousands of pounds when purchasing your next home – making it the ideal time to buy
The average home currently costs £248,000 – with the changes announced you would save £2,460 in stamp duty costs when purchasing a home of this value. Anyone completing on a main residence costing up to £500,000 between 8 July and 31 March will not pay any stamp duty, and more expensive properties will only be taxed on their value above that amount.
Essentially, the more the property that you are buying is worth – up to £500,000 – the more you save, with potential savings of up to nearly £15,000 pounds. With the recent upsurge in property enquiries after the lockdown period, selling your property and finding your new home has never been easier.
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