Covid -19 - Update from Simon Brien Residential

Dear Valued Simon Brien Residential Clients and Customers,

We are open for business however in respect of the latest Government guidelines and regulations, it is our first priority that we must keep our staff and clients safe. Accordingly, our office doors will be closed and if you wish to visit our office in person, you will need to make an appointment, by phone or email in advance. Find out more

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Stamp Duty Holiday… But What Does It Mean?

Posted on Wednesday 4th August 2021

Who will benefit from the stamp duty holiday?

From today (8th July) until 31st March 2021, the treasury will lift the threshold at which point people would have to pay tax on purchase from £125,000 to £500,000. Accordingly, there will now be no stamp duty payable on house purchases up to £500,000.

On a house purchase at £500,000 it would save buyers £15,000, making it a very attractive incentive for buyers.

What were the previous stamp duty levels?

There was no tax on houses worth up to £125,000, anything between that and £250,000 paid 2 per cent of the value of the property.

Purchasers paid 5 per cent on properties between £250,001 and £925,000 and 10 per cent on houses worth £925,001 and £1.5m.

For more information or for advice, please contact our offices:

South Belfast Office

02890 668888

Holywood Office

02890 428989

East Belfast Office

02890 595555

Newtownards Office

02891 800700

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