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Stamp duty changes for property investors.

01/03/19

Are the recent changes in stamp duty for UK property investors right or wrong?

Petty, shallow and stupid. That pretty much sums up the government’s new 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional properties, announced by the chancellor in the Autumn Statement last week. Beyond the naked appeal to the public’s envy of second home owners and buy-to-let landlords, there is almost nothing to recommend this measure on any sober analysis of how it will actually work. This article takes a closer look at whether it was right of the chancellor to increase stamp duty for property investors.

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Remaining calm amid stamp duty uncertainty.

01/03/19

Should Investors be so worried about recent changes to stamp duty?

The cost of stamp duty is increasing for buy-to-let investors but Sanjit Dhanjal, managing director of Opulent in an article written for the New Statesman, remains optimistic about the future of the UK property market and questions just how much of an impact the increased levy will make to property investors. With the chronic undersupply of property here in the UK will potential capital apprecition outweigh any increases in stamp duty?

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