Returning Stamp Duty to 2005 levels would galvanise the property market, suggests influential think tank
"Stamp duty has distorted the market to such an extent that the costs of cutting it are far lower than generally realised," suggests the Centre for Policy Studies, led by David Cameron's former housing advisor Alex Morton.
It was not unexpected, but the new 2% Stamp Duty surcharge for overseas buyers is not particularly welcome either, say most of our prime residential property industry insiders...
"Any permanent cut or removal of SDLT would be likely to have a significant cost to the Exchequer," concludes HM Treasury.
20% of surveyors believe replacing Stamp Duty with a modernised Council Tax would benefit the property market and wider economy
The luxury estate agency is assembling a stellar team as it embarks on a 'new era' under its new owner.
James Waight's promotion marks 'a new era of leadership', says the prime estate agency.
Property firm adds new faces to its top-tier lettings teams in Prime Central London and in South West London & the Home Counties
Alex Michelin & Matthew Robertson's new development firm announces plans to deliver a 30-unit scheme on The Bishops Avenue, just weeks after embarking on a top-end project in St John's Wood.
Compass Sports & Entertainment Division has partnered with David Johnson's INHOUS in the UK & Ireland
Apartments at The Lucan - London’s first standalone Autograph Collection Residences - will come with a suite of five-star services laid on by luxury hotelier Marriott.
Knight Frank has updated its property market forecasts, expecting Prime Central London prices to out-perform other markets over the next five years.
K10 Group founder Kam Babaee has owned the Gothic-style mansion in Chiswick since 1999.
But top-end buyers' price expectations are still 'markedly lower' than sellers' across prime London, says Savills.
1 Mayfair developer debuts latest ultra-prime endeavour in exclusive Cap d’Antibes.
Kyle Richardson & Tom Siviter's Hanson Partners wants to 'bring forth a new era' for super-prime real estate in London.
Dexters' Pimlico-based training academy has been recognised by education officials.
Property entrepreneur and former Apprentice finalist is launching a new broker-led estate agency with a 'revolutionary' investment model.