Month: March 2016

Landlords Rush to Beat Stamp Surcharge


Buy to Let landlords determined to complete purchases before a new tax surcharge comes into effect in April are piling into the UK housing market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The fresh data lends weight to the concerns of many economists that chancellor George Osborneā€™s decision to leave a window before the new tax rate applies risks distorting the housing market this year.

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