Blog - Finance
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Today’s Budget is great news for first time buyers as stamp duty is to be abolished with immediate effect for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000. Additionally, of particular importance in the South East where property is above average price, the first £300,000 of the cost of a £500,000 purchase by first-time buyers will be similarly exempt from stamp duty. This means that up to 80% of all first-time buyers will not pay stamp duty and is very welcome news – an early Christmas gift from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond.