Spring Budget: Chancellor scraps Multiple Dwellings Relief from June 2024

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced to abolish Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) with effect from 1st June 2024. This change will come into effect for transactions which complete, or which substantially perform, on or after 1st June 2024. Also in the budget, the chancellor announced that the higher rate of property capital gains tax is […]

Ntitle asks: How can we ensure service excellence?

In an uncertain economic climate and where competition for business is stronger than ever, we need to ask ourselves how we can stand out from the crowd to secure new business and nurture our existing clients. One of the key differentiators that can set a company apart is the level of service it provides to […]

After Conservatives scrap 99% mortgages, analysis suggests scheme ‘could have destroyed the capital investment of an entire generation of buyers’

After the Conservative Party have scrapped their 99% mortgage policy which was rumoured to be announced in the upcoming Spring Budget, analysis said the scheme would actually ‘cost first time buyers more’. New data from estate agents Yopa suggests that ‘this political backtrack actually benefits homebuyers in the long-run’. Initially, the public speculated that the […]

Streamlining Your Conveyancing Operations with 4 Technology Innovations

Conveyancing is almost as old as private property itself, but it certainly doesn’t sit still.  Over the years, various internal and market factors have changed the conventions of conveyancing and set new standards that conveyancers have needed to adopt to meet client expectations. There have been a number of technological advancements in recent years that […]

Property Information Questionnaire updated to speed up transactions

Propertymark has updated its Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) in light of the new guidance for sales and letting agents from the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) as part of their work to provide greater clarity on what constitutes material information. The PIQ is part of Propertymark’s Sales Protocol Toolkit which was […]

Propertymark urges Chancellor not to ‘waste’ Spring Budget and focus on housing

Propertymark has urged the Chancellor not to waste the upcoming Spring Budget and focus on housing. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, will present his Spring Budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 6th March 2024. The professional body for property agents says that the Chancellor has many leavers at his disposal to […]