What is Stamp Duty?

Stamp Duty or Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) as it is known, is a tax on the purchase of properties and land in the UK and Scotland. It is a one-off lump sum compulsory tax that must be paid within 30 days of completing on a property. For customers...

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Property Renovations – What are the Options?

There are many ways in which a homeowner or landlord can renovate their property or group of properties to many ends. A common reason for improving a property is to increase its overall value. This may be prior to a future sale through which the seller wishes to acquire...

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Mortgage Credit Directive Explained

The Mortgage Credit Directive is a legal framework that was put together by the EU to conduct rules for any individual, firm or introducer offering first charges, second charge consumer buy to let mortgages on residential property in the UK. The new legislation was implemented by the Financial Conduct Authority...

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What is Modular Housing?

We recently wrote an article on how the Ealing council was using shipping containers to resolve their housing crisis. Using makeshift containers and portacabins to address the short-term housing needs is a type of modular housing, a craze that is sweeping the UK and redefining how the world builds...

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