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Landlord Tax Relief Changes

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Mortgage News | 0 comments

Landlord Tax Relief Changes

There are currently approximately two million private landlords in the UK according to research from HomeLet. Countrywide reported that 93% of its landlords have just one rental property. So the recent changes in Tax Relief by the last chancellor George Osborne are going to affect the long term...

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Understanding Stamp Duty

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Conveyancing, Equity Release | 0 comments

Understanding Stamp Duty

If you are purchasing a house that costs over £125,000, you will have to pay what’s called a ‘Stamp Duty Land Tax’. This tax is payable for both freehold and leasehold properties, regardless of whether you are buying the property with a mortgage or outright. As the stamp duty tax is calculated...

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The Help To Buy Scheme

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in first time buyers | 0 comments

The Help To Buy Scheme

With a significant rise in housing prices and stagnating wages, getting onto the property ladder has proven out of reach for many UK residents. However, since the introduction of help to buy scheme in 2013, the government has now made it easier to own a property in England. The help to buy scheme,...

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Why opt for Equity Release?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Equity Release | 0 comments

Why opt for Equity Release?

For many of our equity release clients, knowing the pros and cons of taking out an Equity Release Mortgage, or as it is sometimes called – lifetime mortgage is paramount. Whilst this article will not answer all the questions, especially when it come to your unique situation (you will have to...

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Basingstoke Office Now Open

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Mortgages Basingstoke | 0 comments

Basingstoke Office Now Open

On the 11th May 2014, we opened the doors to our brand spanking new office in Basingstoke! Positioned at 35a Winchester Street, amongst many of Basingstoke’s Estate Agents, we’re optimally placed to help you with buying your first home, moving house or re-mortgage. There is no pressure...

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Quick Guide to Equity Release

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Equity Release | 0 comments

Quick Guide to Equity Release

What is it? In it’s simplest form, Equity release is a mortgage that allows you to release money tied up in your home. It is designed for people who do not want to move home and hope to remain in their house until their death or when they need to enter long term care. What are the benefits? An...

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