As Stamp Duty Holiday price threshold falls 0% taxation is still prospect for many

Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2021

  • Nearly half of buyers are still likely to benefit from 0% taxation on their main residence from the 1st July when the Stamp Duty and Land Transaction Tax Holiday price thresholds fall to £250,000 in England and £180,000 in Wales.
  • Over the past year, 47% of all homes in England sold for below £250,000. Excluding London, the proportion increases to 52%. In Wales over half of all buyers will still pay 0% tax.
  • In northern regions, where property price growth is currently strongest, over 70% of sales fall below the £250,000 threshold; in London just one in 20. First-time buyers in England will still benefit from tax relief on sales up to £300,000.
  • Although many expected the housing market to be quieter during the summer months as restrictions ease, demand across the housing market remains high. Source: Dataloft, Land Registry, based on sales recorded in the year to the end of April 2021.
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