Tim JW local business leader and Director of family run Jackson Waite Estate Agents based in the Buckinghamshire market town of Olney comments on the governments decision to allow Estate Agents and associated businesses back to work;
Following on from the governments announcement that people who wish to move home can do so, Jackson Waite are delighted to be back with you all.
As a local, independent company we will do all we can within government guidelines to help kick start this part of the economy although I must stress it most certainly is NOT business as usual. It is imperative we start rebuilding and bringing back some positive news stories to the fore, but we need to do it with a modicum of decorum.
Jackson Waite will of course let you know of new properties coming to the market but we will not bombard you with social media posts every time we have a client “DESPERATE” for a property like yours or try and insult your intelligence by convincing you that the market is “BUOYANT”.
During this unprecedented time of heartache and loss of life Jackson Waite will strive to provide its own unique, individual and highly personable approach to buying and selling property. It is paramount we achieve this whilst exhibiting common human decency, respect and above all perspective at a time when perhaps family and lives are just a little more important than bricks and mortar.
July 2020 - Stamp Duty Announcement from Chancellor of the Exchequer
Stamp duty threshold raised to £500,000
"Right now, there is no stamp duty on transactions below £125,000," says Sunak.
"Today, I am increasing the threshold to half a million pounds for a property that is your main residence. This will be a temporary cut running until 31 March 2021.”
"And, as is always the case, these changes to stamp duty will take effect immediately."
"The average stamp duty bill will fall by £4,500. And nearly nine out of ten people buying a main home this year, will pay no stamp duty at all."