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Anti Corruption Summit

Thursday 12 May 2016  / Ruth Montia

David Cameron has guaranteed that foreign companies who wish to own or buy property in the UK will now be forced to reveal who actually owns them. This comes as he hosts a major international anti-corruption summit in London today.The summit held...

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Stamp Duty Tax takes effect today

Friday 01 April 2016  / Ruth Montia

The new stamp duty tax on buy-to-let property and second homes comes into action as of today 1st April 2016.The new rate of stamp duty will have a major effect on the cost of buying an additional property, so for a property worth £280,000, the extra...

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Capital Gains Tax on Sales?

Thursday 04 February 2016  / Ruth Montia

The National Institute for Economic and Social Research has said that the current system of taxing households and capital values is possibly “the worst of all worlds” and should be replaced by something fairer and transparent. It believes imposing...

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HouseSimple introduce high street ‘No Sale No Fee’ option

Wednesday 27 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

The Online agency HouseSimple has decided to introduce a high street agency option for vendors of ‘No Sale-No Fee’.  This option will only be available to those who use their preferred conveyancer and mortgage provider.A few of the other online...