Tony Lynch of Lynch Sales & Lettings, takes a look at the agreeable change in stamp duty brought about in the Autumn Statement.
Few people like taxation. Most understand that we have to have taxes. But when they are as unfair as our stamp duty was then taxation seems to be doubly disagreeable.
I am pleased to see that the IMF now predicts that Britain will be enjoying the fastest growth this year than any other of the richest G7 countries.
This is a great boost that The International Monetary Fund (IMF) now predicts that Britain will be enjoying the fastest growth this year than any other of the richest G7 countries.
Many homeowners with foliage-filled gardens are blissfully unaware of the damage tree and plant roots can cause if planted too close to their home.
When buying a house, or planting a tree, it is important to be aware of the proximity of trees to the property and any outbuildings. This is especially true of species such as willow and poplar.
Rarely does a dinner party take place without a comment or thought about the housing market and what might or might not happen to house prices in the foreseeable future.
Therefore to be well prepared, I have set out a short overview of the housing market for the 1st quarter of 2014.
Should we get a house extension or move instead? is something that I have often been asked over many years.
Also another question that follows on by homeowners is what would the expected “uplift” in the value of their property if they make certain alterations’. Therefore you can see the concern, as many ponder – should we extend or move house?
Work from home? The average person spends about 15,000 hours commuting between home and office during their lifetime!
As a consequence, over 7% (2 million) of the working population are estimated to work from home at least one day a week, thereby reducing wasted time, stress, and fuel consumption.
I am sure there was much more to celebrate as we entered 2014, than there was when we entered 2013 with regards to the housing market.
The housing market gained strength in 2013. But what will happen in 2014? Well lets look at the following facts.
A Right To Light. Many people who move house do so with a view to improving their new property, but whilst planning permission is usually required for anything but the smallest extension, few people consider a potential claim against them for “loss of light.
A Smoke Alarm Can Save Lives – When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Smoke Alarm?
Moving into a new home is a very good time to consider the simple but important aspect of having a smoke alarms, have you got at least one in your home? If so, are you sure it works? They are not expensive and can be purchased for around £15 each.