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Kent's Housing Shortfall

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New Build Housing Shortfall in Kent - Government threatens to act. We are hearing more and more about a “housing crisis”, “generation rent” and “new build shortfalls”. This week in...

Not all First Time Buyers benefit from the Stamp Duty cuts?!

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors welcomed the cut to SDLT for First Time Buyers announced by the Chancellor in his budget On Thursday. Residential Property Partner Richard Carter commented: “The payment of a large upfront payment for SDLT has...

Buy-to-let Landlords - time to consider a sale?

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Some figures released this week give the first definite indications that landlords in England and Wales are re-evaluating their portfolios and properties, and beginning to sell properties. Richard Carter, the Managing Partner of Martin Tolhurst and...

SDLT rises cool Buy to Let market, but First Timers take slack!

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Government increases in Stamp Duty have cooled the Buy-to-Let market, but First Time Buyers take up the slack! An industry leading report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders was today analysed by Richard Carter, a Property Partner at Martin Tolhurst...

The UK's Biggest Mortgage Lender - the Bank of Mum and Dad!

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So at long last it is official, and confirms everything that lawyers acting for first time buyers over the past year have known – the UK’s biggest mortgage lender is the Bank of Mum and Dad! According to data and a survey from Legal &...