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A View From Grant Barnes
Analysts are waiting to see the impact the stamp duty holiday has had on the overall housing market, which has been repeatedly described as having been “turbo-charged” by the tax break. London house price growth was outpaced by the regions, as urbanites in the capital continue to relocate further from the office with the possible prospect of permanent working-from-home. Sales values rose 3.7 per cent in the 12 months to March, the slowest rate across the nation. However, this still equates to an uplift of £20,000 over the course of the pandemic.
We have certainly seen an upsurge in requests for surveys and a race to complete before the deadline. The Times recently reported an increase in fees being charged by surveyors, solicitors and removal companies as demand outstripped supply, but we’ve remained true to our origins and continue to charge the same as we would normally for our customers. i just wish we could have helped all of them.
From whether you should consider remortgaging, to which areas are most affordable in the capital, here’s our selection of the most interesting recent property news.
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