Welsh stamp duty holiday extended

The stamp duty holiday in Wales has been extended until the end of June, following this week’s announcement from Westminster. This means buyers in Wales won’t have to pay stamp duty on... Read more

Budget 2021: Property issues to be addressed

PropertyWire Editor Ryan Bembridge looks at what could be in store in Wednesday's Budget announcement from Rishi Sunak Stamp duty holiday These three words have been on many people’s lips in recent months. Given that the government tends to leak... Read more

Capital Gains Tax reforms: A source of worry

Around half (48%) of landlords admit they are worried about the potential increase to CGT, and I’m not surprised. Under recommendations made by the government’s Office for Tax Simplification, higher rate taxpayers would have to pay 40% on the... Read more

Brexit and overseas buyers

The effect of the UK’s exit from the European Union has somewhat gone under the radar so far this year, owing to the colossal impact of the pandemic, but we are starting to see the fallout. While most economists will tell you about the adverse... Read more

Debts and precautions during Covid-19

With the repeated extension to the tenant eviction ban landlords still are unable to evict their tenants. While the immediate reaction has been frustration from some landlords, I worry about everyone involved over the long-term. For tenants... Read more

First-time buyers and limited company landlords

Amidst the headlines about lockdowns and the eviction ban, one trend has perhaps slipped under the radar in recent weeks – it seems conditions are improving for first-time buyers. A number of lenders are either relaunching into 90% LTV or... Read more

Leasehold reform was long overdue

The government last week announced that leaseholders will be given the right to extend their lease by 990 years at zero ground rent. This is the result of years of controversies around escalating ground rents – some contracts saw ground rents... Read more