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Just Mortgages' John Phillips takes home BMA gold

haart are proud to announce that John Philips of Just Mortgages has been recognised for his great achievements at the British Mortgage Awards 2021

Stamp Duty Holiday: What has changed?

From 1 October 2021, the tax holiday on stamp duty rates ended and home buyers in England and Northern Ireland are required to pay on all purchases above £125,000.

Residents in Wales, where stamp duty is known as ‘land transaction tax’, are required to pay on purchases above £180,000 after their tax holiday finished 1 July 2021.

New Property Centre coming to Berryfields as haart invests in Aylesbury

The UK’s largest independent estate agent, haart, is to open its new state-of-the-art Aylesbury Property Centre, based at the growing Berryfields development.

A round-up of data from across the property market

Rents continue to rise, but are residential sales set to cool? Here’s a summary of what some experts from across the market are saying. RICS members have reported supply and demand imbalances continue to fuel house price growth, claiming: “A widening disparity between demand and supply within the market, with the flow of new listings deteriorating over the month while buyer enq ...

Private Rented Sector - A settled summer?

We’re hoping for a settled summer. No significant changes to legislation will occur over the next couple of months as the House of Commons is due to go into recess on the 22nd of July. However, when the House returns in September, we’re expecting to see the consultation results into the abolition of Section 21 notices. MPs must listen to those responses; it’s those on the front ...

haart placed firmly on the map

haart’s ambitious plans to be based in every postcode in the UK are taking shape, with new Property Centres and partners taking their positions across the country.

Striking new look for Spicerhaart’s estate agencies

Spicerhaart has undertaken a major investment into its estate agency boards in order to stand out in a saturated property market. New eye-catching For Sale, Sold, To Let and Let signs have been unveiled by haart, butters john bee, Haybrook and Darlows and are now hitting the streets across the UK. Spicerhaart Group Managing Director Antony Lark said: “We’ve always been renowned ...

The Housing Market in 2021

It’s been an interesting year for the housing market, with impact from the coronavirus pandemic and numerous Government backed solutions to help people onto the property market. If you are wondering how these factors will affect you, what the housing market might look like in the next few years, or if it’s a good time to buy or sell, read our insights on the current housing mar ...

May 2021: A further update on regaining possession

After more than a year of restrictions, landlords now know the plan for the eviction ban to be lifted. Since the policy that no tenant would be evicted as a result of the pandemic was first announced last year, landlords have struggled to obtain vacant possession of their rental property in all apart from extreme scenarios. There have been numerous updates and extensions throug ...

Our enhanced Rent and Legal Protection

In January, we made the case that Rent and Legal Protection (RLP) should be everyone’s New Year’s Resolution - for more information click here. However, whilst some have abandoned the promises of getting healthy in 2021, and others have cast aside the diet – if you needed any encouragement to stick with our recommendation to protect your rent with RLP, then since 1st March, the ...

What does the latest stamp duty news mean for me?

In his March 2021 Budget, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced that the Stamp Duty holiday has been extended until 30th September. The nil rate band for up to £500,000 properties ends on June 30th. This then tapers with a nil rate band for up to £250,000 properties until 30th September. Introduction If you’ve been property hunting during the last year, you’ll probably know ...

Why Rent and Legal Protection should be your New Year’s resolution

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we should prepare for the unexpected, and protect against everything – even those risks which appear to be particularly unlikely. At the start of last year, we all took very normal things for granted. Our children attended school. We went shopping. Going out for a meal was normal. We met friends. We travelled on trains and tubes. We p ...