Category Archives: East Devon

End of stamp duty holiday encourages South West first time buyers

UK Housing Market Survey House sales in the South West edged up slightly during January as an increased number of first time buyers looked to beat the stamp duty holiday, which expires in March, says the latest RICS UK Housing … Continue reading

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Outlook for South West commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

Falling occupier demand and flat availability in the South West drove down commercial property rental expectations in the final quarter of 2011, says the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey (January 11, 2012). Overall tenant demand continued to fall in the … Continue reading

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March 24, 2012 deadline for first time buyer tax savings

Westcountry TEAM is issuing a reminder to all first time buyers looking for residential property priced between £125,001 and £250,000, that the current zero Stamp Duty rate applies until  March 24, 2012. Stamp Duty LandTax, to give it its proper name, … Continue reading

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South West housing market sees rise in newly agreed sales

The South West’s housing market saw a rise in newly agreed sales during November, but economic uncertainty continues to hold the market back from any meaningful recovery, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey (December 13 2011). Newly agreed … Continue reading

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Rental demand rises in the South West

The latest RICS Residential Lettings Survey reports rising tenant demand in the South West during the three months to October 2011. Tenant demand remained strong in the region, with 19 per cent more chartered surveyors reporting demand rose rather fell. … Continue reading

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Stamp duty holiday to end as planned in 2012

The government have announced today that it will not be extending the stamp duty holiday that it put in place in 2010 and extending until 24th March 2012.   This means that property buyers will be faced with an additional … Continue reading

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Winter weather – tenants’ responsibilities

Winter is closing in and many rental properties are likely to be left empty over the festive season. The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is advising tenants to be aware of their obligations when it comes to taking care … Continue reading

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