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Author: P D Young, Managing Director
16th December 2014

Having lobbied the Government for some time to review and change the 'slab like' Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) system, it is good news that the government has chosen to reform the system so that it is fairer and more progressive. As is being widely reported in the media, by doing so, 98% of all homebuyers will pay less Stamp Duty, which will aid job mobility and should boost the number of housing transactions.
There are many similarities…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff, Lettings Director
16th December 2014

2014 has been the year in which the lettings industry has yet again gone from strength to strength. John D Wood & Co. has successfully rented 25% more properties than in 2013, proof of the ever increasing importance of the private rented sector and growth within it, as well as our business being ever more focussed on delivering results for our landlords.
This year saw the relaunch of our new improved Property Management Department
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Author: P D Young, Managing Director
27th November 2014

With Christmas fast approaching, whether you're a purchaser or a vendor, if you have agreed terms on the sale or purchase of a property, now is the time to push forward, and instruct your solicitor accordingly. During the hiatus between Christmas and the New Year, some purchasers and vendors may change their minds in the cold light of day. Therefore, if you wish the move to go ahead, you must persevere so as not to be upset by another party…  more

Author: Tim van der Schyff, Lettings Director
27th November 2014

The lettings market has been particularly buoyant this Autumn. During the months of September and October we moved in 41% more tenants than this time last year. While we expect this period to be busy as it has been in previous years, I also attribute our success to our ability to provide a far superior service. 

One way in which we do this is through our experienced property management team, who have a wealth of knowledge on how to…  more

Author: P D Young, Managing Director
13th October 2014

Personally I can't see a mansion tax being acceptable to the electorate. As we all know the Labour Party has resurrected the old chestnut of a possible mansion tax on all properties worth more than £2 million to fund improvements in the NHS. No one is sure how this 'Robin Hood Tax' against the wealthy will be implemented or even if it is possible to introduce it without seriously disadvantaging pensioners and those who are equity rich but…  more

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