Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Estate agents warn that stamp duty raid could hit all homeowners

Estate agents have warned a stamp duty raid on £2 million homes could hit all homeowners and buyers by triggering a slowdown in the areas of the property market which have been vital to supporting prices.

Posted by dill @ 04:03 PM (2062 views)
Please complete the required fields.

3 thoughts on “Flatliners

  • “But Peter Rollings, chief executive of estate agent Marsh and Parsons, said: “Not only will this policy disproportionately target London, where house prices are in a league of their own, it risks killing the goose that lays the golden egg.”

    Whose “Golden Egg” would that be then Peter?

    Please complete the required fields.

  • mark wadsworth says:

    They are completely and utterly wrong, but if they’re right and prices fall as a result, then great. What a bunch of idiots. They should be campaigning for LVT because of all the up and downsizing which would ensue.

    Please complete the required fields.

  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Excellent, in other words VIs well aware that only central London is preventing the major indices from tanking are concerned that a downward push (debateable but there you go) via the stamp duty change will show the UK property market for what it is.

    ‘London homes have been vital in keeping average prices up, with the capital often viewed as the most “healthy” and stable area at a time when the housing market generally remains weak and patchy.’

    So there you go, high house prices are good; falling prices are bad.

    Please complete the required fields.

Add a comment

  • Your email address is required so we can verify that the comment is genuine. It will not be posted anywhere on the site, will be stored confidentially by us and never given out to any third party.
  • Please note that any viewpoints published here as comments are user´s views and not the views of
  • Please adhere to the Guidelines

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>