What does the new stamp duty holiday mean for you.
The government has today (8th July) unveiled a new stamp duty holiday that will run until 31st March next year.
As soon as the chancellor made the announcement there was a rush of people looking at property on Rightmove.
But what does this mean for you?
Previously, you would have paid stamp duty on homes sold for at least £125,000, or if you were a first-time buyer, on properties sold for more than £300,000.
But Rishi Sunak has now raised this threshold to £500,000.
This means that nine out of 10 people buying a main home between now and the end of March will pay no stamp duty at all, and the average stamp duty bill will fall by £4,500.
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