Thinking About Buy-To-Let? Invest Now And Avoid Increases In Stamp Duty

If you’re considering investing in a buy-to-let property then you’ll need to act now to beat the Stamp Duty increase – and your chance to save thousands of pounds on a new home.

The opportunity to save on your investment in and around Yorkshire is only available for a limited time, with new buy-to-let stamp duty rates coming in to force during the first half of next year.

As highlighted in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, from April 2016, property investors in England and Wales will have to pay an additional 3 per cent surcharge on each Stamp Duty band.

For example, on properties worth between £125,000 and £250,000, where 2 per cent Stamp Duty normally applies, buy-to-let landlords will now pay a total of 5 per cent.

For the average buy-to-let purchase of £184,000, that means an additional £5,520 will be payable in Stamp Duty from April 2016.

Linden Homes North sales director Steve Woomble said: “Following the recent Autumn Statement and the announcement surrounding changes to Stamp Duty next April, there is certainly a financially driven incentive for buy-to-let investors to beat the increase by purchasing now.

“We have a number of investor properties available now at many of our developments across the region, offering buyers the opportunity to save thousands of pounds if they do so before 1 April 2016.”

Buy to let investors can save thousands of pounds on a new property by purchasing ahead of the changes to Stamp Duty charges, which come into force in April 2016.
Buy to let investors can save thousands of pounds
on a new property by purchasing ahead of the
changes to Stamp Duty charges, which come
into force in April 2016.

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For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email cetti@mediamatters-pr.co.uk

15 December 2015

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