Ask an Expert: Nick Wearmouth - Your Weekly Local Property Market Review (5th June)

Story posted: 05.06.20

The strong performance of our four offices throughout May has continued during the first week of Summer. The market remains highly energised following the relaxation of the lockdown measures and we are starting to see good levels of new stock become available in each of our locations.  Hundreds of discerning buyers continue to register and it promises to be extremely busy over the next few months, as we return to a more normal way of life.

Some interesting reports have emerged over the last couple of days which you may find of interest. The Government has announced the extension to the three-year period in which people have to reclaim the 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge.  People who’ve purchased a new home but were unable to sell their old home before the required timescale expired - due to Covid-19, will soon be able to reclaim the surcharge if they sell their old home as soon as possible, saving them tens of thousands of pounds.  The change will apply to old homes sold from the start of this year where it can be shown that the sale fell through due to the pandemic.  The deadline for selling their old home is being relaxed by the Government who realise that it is extremely difficult to sell residential property at this time.

As ever, we offer the widest range of homes available for sale in the area.  Our experts are on hand, contact us to discuss any of the homes available or to provide certainty and peace of mind regarding your moving aspirations for the year ahead. 

Property of the Week; including 360 virtual tour:

Birch Way, Harpenden - Guide Price £1,695,000

A stunning 1920's five-bedroom detached property has been extended and enhanced to create a home of enviable quality.

Stylishly presented with almost 3000 sq. ft of accommodation forming a truly exception family home.  Ideally located within easy walking distance of Harpenden Common, town centre and mainline station. To view a 360 virtual tour of this beautiful family home, click here

Contact 01582 461166 or email: salesharp@ashtons.co.uk for more information.


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