HOA’s Voice

Read our take on the latest developments of interest to homeowners and aspiring homeowners, with contributions from our staff, supporters and guest contributions.

Stamp duty holiday and how it works

stamp duty holiday

The Chancellor today announced a stamp duty holiday. Here's how much you can save, what it means for second homes and everything else you need to know about the change...

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English property market rebounds

Rival property website Rightmove last month reported a big spike in searches for homes in the countryside with good transport links and “out of city” locations – ranging from English market towns to Scottish fishing villages – where people could split their working week between home and office once life starts to return to normal.

A release of demand for property in England, suppressed by the lockdown, pushed the number of sales agreed in early June above pre-coronavirus levels. 

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