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COVID-19 and your move: Understanding the latest Government advice

Yesterday, on 26 March, the Government released its advice on home moving during the COVID-19 outbreak. This has been met with mixed response, so we wanted to break it down for you and let you know what we, and you, can do to ensure that you can still buy or sell your property in the current climate.

If you are thinking about putting your property on the market;

  • You can absolutely continue to still do so!
  • We are able to provide a valuation remotely via Skype, FaceTime or other video calling application.
  • We will then work with you to create your property listing remotely. We will write a description based on the valuation. Work with you to help you take new images of your property and even a video. Source old images, floorplans and other material from a previous sale, if required.
  • You will be unable to have physical viewings, however with the content above, especially a video, we are able to provide buyers with an in-depth look at your property and generate the interest to either sell your property during this period or arrange viewings for once the stay-at-home measures are no longer in place.

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How will Stamp Duty affect my move?

We all know that buying property involves various costs and fees and it’s important to do the sums in advance so that you understand your budget and there are no nasty surprises. There are many factors to contemplate and understand, not forgetting about those all-important and unavoidable expenses.

Stamp Duty Land Tax is one of the biggest costs for home movers and questions are often asked about the ins and out of the land tax. So to lend a helping hand, we’ve created this simple FAQ!

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