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It was announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Economic Statement on 8 July 2020 that individual(s) buying their main home will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) for a purchase price of up to £500,000. Please see below a summary of key questions and our views on the same.   What are the...
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It has been reported that major lenders such as Nationwide, Halifax, Virgin and Santander are now able to put resources into new lending and have made it easier to qualify for mortgage products. A number of lenders diverted their resources into dealing with the thousands of requests for mortgage payment holidays in order for families...
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We are living in an unprecedented time, guidance and legislation is being brought into action at rapid pace with significant restrictions and changes implemented to the way we all live and work. We at Hewitts have set out below simple and clear guidance as to the Government’s fresh guidance as to moving home whilst the Coronavirus...
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Following the Housing Secretary’s announcement last week that new emergency legislation is to be passed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic to protect private tenants from eviction, the Government’s proposals are certainly not as straight forward as they may seem at first glance and may need some fine tuning. The measures are designed to: Suspend...
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For the past few years, the Government has shown substantial commitment towards reforming the residential leasehold sector to tackle ‘corrupt’ and ‘unjustified’ practices. Due to forward thinking government plans, could 2020 finally be the year we see a fairer system for Leaseholders? Over several years, it appears that some parts of the residential leasehold system...
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The Help to Buy ISA closed to new applicants on 30 November. It offered a great way to help first time buyers take the first step onto the  property ladder with a 25% boost from the government on contributions. Unfortunately, these are no longer available to open. However, if you already have a Help to...
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The Government has advised that a trial could take place for the conveyancing process to allow a buyer and seller to be locked into a transaction by way of a reservation agreement. The Government has pledged to fix what it considers to be a ‘broken’ housing market and make the buying and selling process quicker,...
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In today’s market it is becoming increasingly common for homeowners to stay on in their property longer than they otherwise might do (as we have seen in Channel 4’s Love it or List it programme with Kirsty and Phil) by choosing to improve their homes to maximise space and also to add value. One particular...
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Since 1 December 2015, those who have never owned or held an interest in a property (first time buyers) have been able to save towards buying their first home using the Government Help to Buy: ISA scheme.  Official statistics reveal that over one million Help to Buy ISA accounts have been opened since the scheme...
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It has been nearly ten years since the infamous case of Aston Cantlow v Wallbank, where a couple were forced to pay around £230,000 to their local parish church for repairs, reported here:- https://www.theguardian.com/money/2009/sep/28/glebe-farm-church-bill-sale After the case, the couple stated that they thought ‘Chancel Repair Liability’, the ability for a church to force a landowner...
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