Required Reading: Coronavirus & property taxes

Some pretty significant changes have been happening to the property tax regime of late, and with transaction timescales now all over the place, Fiona Poole & Dominic Condé-Cole condense the issues and considerations to bear in mind around Residence, SDLT, ATED & CGT…

Exploring London’s 75% park-view property price premium

New prime property with park views command a 34% price premium globally, says Knight Frank, rising to 75% for a view of one of London’s Royal Parks. Now, as the Coronavirus lockdown shines a light on the importance of open green spaces, a UK think tank has suggested taxing those who live nearby to help pay for their upkeep.

Housing Secretary turns to Zoopla to address estate agents about lifting the lockdown

Robert Jenrick has penned a blog post for Zoopla to “share his vision for restarting the housing market” with the industry. “Each of the building blocks of the buying and selling process are now back in business,” writes the Secretary of State for Housing. “We all need to work together safely as we rebuild our economy and restore livelihoods, starting with the housing market.”