How Homeowners Can Benefit from Stamp Duty Cuts


Today, in a bid to stimulate economic growth, the government has announced a cut to stamp duty, but what does this really mean for the housing market?

Experts are predicting that the change won’t do anything to help people get on the property ladder; in fact, recent history tells us that it’ll cause housing prices to rise, as they did in the last stamp duty holiday during the pandemic.

Whilst this may not have the intended effect for new buyers, homeowners may very well see the benefit.

For those looking to access capital to tackle the cost of living, there are new avenues to potentially take advantage of.

An increase in house prices provides an opportunity to release a larger sum of money against it, either through a second charge mortgage or equity release.

Timing is critical. The Bank of England base rates rose again today and are predicted to rise to 3% by the end of the year.

If you’re looking to borrow, it’s important to take advantage of today’s lower rates, before they get even higher.

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Article By Tom Rowlands

September 23rd, 2022

Tom joined Pure Property Finance in 2017 after a career as a Client Wealth Manager, where he spent just under 3 years advising on financial and tax planning. Tom specialises in bridging finance and property development funding, having completed deals ranging from a simple £30K property purchase through to £2m+ mixed-use developments.

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