The Sherrards Blog: Residential property

Bank of Mum and Dad

9th May 2016

Centre for Economics and Business Research, in conjunction with Legal & General, has recently published a report that states parents in 2016 will finance 25 per cent of all UK property purchases. Parental loans will therefore be the equivalent of a top ten mortgage lender. The so-called “Bank of Mum …

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Bank of Mum and Dad

Making a gift of your home

13th April 2016

There are many reasons why people wish to give away their home to another person.  It is crucial that the benefits, risks and foreseeable consequences of making the gift are fully understood so that the donor can decide to make the appropriate decision.  It may be that there are more …

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Making a gift of your home
Private Client | , , | Posted by: Carolle Harris

Three components to check before you buy flood insurance

8th March 2016

With the high level of rain we have had over the last six months the time has now come for homeowners to dust off their “House Stuff” folder and check that their home insurance adequately protects them against flooding. There are 3 main components to each policy and it is …

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Three components to check before you buy flood insurance
Property | , , | Posted by: Melissa Menelaou

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement introduces increased SDLT rates for second homes and buy-to-let properties

27th November 2015

From 1 April 2016, higher rates of SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) will apply to the purchase of second homes and buy-to-let properties where the chargeable consideration exceeds £40,000 – as announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. What are the higher rates? The higher rates will be 3% above the current …

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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement introduces increased SDLT rates for second homes and buy-to-let properties

The Summer property slowdown – what’s causing the delays?

15th July 2014

As I was fortunate enough to feature in last week’s Sunday Times, I thought I would share my thoughts on the property market and what’s going on in the average property chain in London. As I mentioned, it would seem that a summer property slowdown is upon us. After the surge …

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James Gordon