Right-to-Buy, the brainchild of 1980s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, could be considered the point from which the UK’s home-owning obsession became well-known. Right-to-Buy gave many people their first opportunity to buy a home of their own.
Stamp duty can add a large amount to the price of your new home – or it might not cost you anything at all. It all depends on the price of the property and whether it is your first property or not.
Here is a guide to what stamp duty is and how much you have to pay – including details of some recent changes in stamp duty that were brought in during 2017.
Buying a property is one of the biggest financial investments you’re ever likely to make. That means it’s something you should consider carefully and do your very best to get right. After all, you don’t want to spend all that money and then regret your decision a few short months down the line.
The show home can paint the very best picture of what ‘new build’ homes can look like. However, they are, by their very term, ‘show’ homes.They are designed to appeal, created by property presentational experts, to help elicit a strong sense of desire.
When you buy a new home, you should strongly consider getting a survey carried out on the property you want to purchase. This provides you with certainty that there are no serious problems with the property. And, if any problems are found, you can use these to offer a lower price.