Latest News - News
Our latest news stories are listed below. Please click a headline to read the full story.
How would a mansion tax work
The BBC Business News Website reports "The concept of a 'mansion tax' has emerged again - this time at the Labour conference.
Government Nets £10bn in Stamp Duty
Property Drum Magazine reports "In the 12 months to June 2014, the Treasury collected £10 billion in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), revenues that, the Government says, they need to balance the UK's books.
Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist said 'We estimate that London contributed around 42% of the total stamp duty paid on residential properties in 2013/14, even though the capital only accounted for c.15% of house purchase transactions.
Length of Service Celebrations!
Ashtons are proud to say 'Congratulations' to Stephen Fisher, Welwyn Garden City Office and Cathy Chappin, Redbourn Office, on completing 10 years of service with Ashtons Estate Agents.
Help to buy used by more than 48,000 homebuyers
The BBC Business News Website reports 'More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures have shown.
Buying is £1300 a year cheaper than renting - for now
The BBC Business News website reports 'First-time buyers now save £1300 a year by taking out a mortgage rather than renting, according to Britain's biggest lender, the Halifax.