Rumoured stamp duty extension to end of June – latest estimates

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Following the latest rumours that the stamp duty holiday could be extended to the end of June, here is the estimated effect it could have:

  • Rightmove estimates an additional 300,000 property transactions in England could benefit from the tax saving, based on previous HMRC data
  • If an additional 300,000 transactions made it through, buyers could save £1.75 billion in total
  • Based on the current sales that have been agreed in England, 80% would pay no stamp duty due to this holiday

There are an estimated 628,000 sales in total still currently in the legal process across Great Britain, including those that were agreed last year and those that have been agreed so far this year.

Currently, Rightmove estimates that 100,000 buyers who agreed a purchase last year are set to lose out, if the deadline stays as 31st March.

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