Breaking Property News – 26/06/2023

Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.


Did Rishi Sunak make a fatal error in SDLT taxation policy causing a potential housing crash.

Whilst Chancellor for the Exchequer did Rishi Sunak make a fatal error in SDLT taxation policy causing a potential housing crash. With Brexit, Covid, Boris, and three PM’s in the space of a few months, it has been hard to see what has been thought out government policy, and what is just reactionary legislation to act as a sticking plaster. But as we suffer our thirteenth and probably not our last Bank of England rate rise, it is time to ask who is to blame.

For my money, the incumbent PM Rishi Sunak, whilst in his previous role as Chancellor of the Exchequer is guilty as charged, not only has he allowed about £26BN of tax payers money to go walkabout to criminals who abused Covid funding. Rishi stoked the fires of hyper-house-inflation with typically a 20% rise in house value in 24-months.

Now we as a nation are dealing with the fallout of this scandalous ill thought out SDLT giveaway, that has meant for many their mortgage repayments are set to increase by 50% just a the time the CALC still rages. Fiscal competency should be the compass of any Chancellor, this one just went with a populist cure all that was always going to funnel activity and inflate prices.


If you have a view – please let us all know by emailing me at – Andrew Stanton Executive Editor – moving property and proptech forward. PropTech-X

Andrew Stanton

CEO & Founder Proptech-PR. Proptech Real Estate Influencer, Executive Editor of Estate Agent Networking. Leading PR consultancy in Proptech & Real Estate. Want to contact me directly regarding one of my articles or maybe you'd like a chat about future articles? Email me via

You May Also Enjoy

how to present your property for sale
Estate Agent Talk

6 Property Management Marketing Strategies For And Beyond

Did you know that over 70% of individual renters find their new homes on the­ internet? In our current digital e­ra, a sturdy online existence­ isn’t just an extra for property management firms—it’s a critical need. Nonethele­ss, with innumerable property administrators scrambling for visibility, how might your firm gain promine­nce? The solution is a de­tailed…
Read More
Estate Agent Talk

Strategies for Successful Real Estate Investment: Emphasising Luxury and Privacy

The appeal of luxury real estate lies in its ability to combine opulence with exclusivity, offering more than just a property but a lifestyle investment. For those seeking to enter this lucrative market, understanding the nuances of where and how to invest is crucial. As we navigate through key strategies for successful real estate investments,…
Read More
Estate Agent Talk

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill – Thoughts from the Industry

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill has become law with the Act making it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy their freehold, increase standard lease extension terms to 990 years for houses and flats, and provide greater transparency over service charges. The Act will also remove barriers for leaseholders to challenge their landlords’ unreasonable…
Read More
Who are Rentd
Letting Agent Talk

Renters (Reform) Bill Dropped – Thoughts from the Industry

The Renters (Reform) Bill has been dropped as a result of the general election being called. Here are some thoughts from within the property industry. Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association: “It is hugely disappointing that this Bill will not now make it into law. The news comes despite the fact that…
Read More
Estate Agent Talk

July 4 General Election – Thoughts from the Industry

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has called a general election for July 4, 2024, citing now being the time for the people of Britain to choose the next government. Here are some thoughts from within the property industry. Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s property expert: “A look back at recent elections shows that house prices and activity usually…
Read More
Rightmove logo
Breaking News

Rightmove’s weekly mortgage tracker

Matt Smith, Rightmove’s mortgage expert said: “Today’s inflation drop feels like an important milestone on the road to the first Base Rate cut. There’s been some to-ing and fro-ing over whether we’ll see a summer Base Rate cut, but today’s news will likely reinforce some of the positive words coming from the Bank of England…
Read More