Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th October 2020

Stamp Duty may have been overpaid by 120,000 buyers – claim

Stamp duty specialist consultancy Cornerstone Tax claims some 120,000 buyers in the UK may be owed SDLT refunds. It says that in 2017/18, over £12.9 billion in stamp duty was paid by homebuyers in the UK, while in 2016/17 alone over 6,800 additional property refunds totalling £80m were paid.  Cornerstone says it has been... Source: Estate Agent...

Latest online agent has 30 years work experience – but not in agency

A former healthcare executive is the latest convert to become an online agent with easyProperty, the company has announced. Richard Ayres has purchased the licence for Grantham, Sleaford and Lincoln - he’s lived in the area for five years and has owned property there for over 13 years. Ayres most recently worked... Source: Estate Agent...

OnTheMarket's next trading statement expected next Tuesday

OnTheMarket says it’s going to issue its next trading statement one week today on October 13. This will cover the first six months of 2020. In June the portal revealed that as of the end of June it had a record 14,000 advertisers - that is, agency branches and individual housing developments. Almost... Source: Estate Agent...

Conveyancing and mortgage fees blamed for extra moving costs

A survey says many people under-estimate the costs of moving with conveyancing and mortgage fees often higher than expected. Some 54 per cent of those questioned in the Comparethemarket study found the process of moving home more expensive than they initially thought. The survey found that in total moving costs can now add up... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove says prices for 'second-time-buyers' at record high

The so-called ‘trade up gap’ for people buying for the second time has grown to a record £67,761 according to Rightmove. The study is based on the average asking prices of almost three million properties, and operates on the basis of second home buyers already owning a two bedroom home and now... Source: Estate Agent...

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