Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021

HM Land Registry has launched its first Digital Identity Standard to make identity verification safer and more convenient for anyone buying property in England and Wales. While it is optional, HM Land Registry would not seek recourse against conveyancers who comply with the standard in the event their client was not who they claimed to be. The new technology forms part of plans to move to one point of identification and access for consumers. 

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

For anyone who’s found it challenging to save for a 15% or 20% deposit over the past year or so, we’ve got some good news to share. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in the Spring Budget that the government is introducing a mortgage guarantee scheme to help first-time buyers and existing homeowners. He explained a little about how the scheme will work and what it means for buyers during his speech in the Commons, and in this article we’ll share everything we know so far.

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The government has today announced that the temporary stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland has been extended until the end of June. The news will hopefully come as a relief to those buyers and sellers who have been desperately trying to get their sale completed in time to meet the previous deadline of 31st March.

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A  tapered   extension to the stamp duty holiday and a government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme are among the measures aimed at helping  home buyers and sellers   delivered  by  Chancellor Rishi Sunak  in the  Spring 2021 Budget .   Here is  everything you need to know about  today’s  property-related  Budget announcements .  

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Propertymark’s Chief Policy Advisor Mark Hayward has today welcomed speculation in The Times that the Chancellor may extend the Stamp Duty Holiday in England until the end of June, in next week’s budget.

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

MPs line up to argue for a tapering off of Stamp Duty Holiday...

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