Stamp Duty Holiday

Even before the Chancellor announced the stamp duty holiday on Wednesday 8 July estate agents had seen unprecedented demand from people wanting to buy property. Certainly at Dixon Stewart June 2020 was a far busier month for new instructions than June 2019. How does the stamp duty holiday work? The tax threshold has been temporarily …

Moving House

26 March 2020 the Government urged house buyers to put their imminent property moves on hold during the UK lockdown designed to stem the tide of coronavirus. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said those due to move house should rearrange to a new date and delay the process of changing property. He said that even those …

Your Questions

Thank you very much for letting me have your questions on legal matters this month. Here are just a few of the matters you are interested in: I am giving my son a deposit to enable him to purchase his first home. He is obtaining a mortgage too. How will this gift affect the mortgage? …

New Beginnings

Spring is the start of new beginnings. New babies, new homes, or a new car. If you are thinking of moving home then please do speak to Dixon Stewart. We pride ourselves on providing a good service to our clients because happy clients not only stay with us for their future legal work but they …

Leap Year

2020 is a leap year. Legend says that St Patrick decreed that ladies could propose on the one extra day in February. Increasing your inheritance tax allowances is not the most romantic reason to get married or enter into a civil partnership but it is certainly well worth your consideration. One of my colleagues was …

Moving Home

I have purchased just 2 homes in my life. The 1st, in 1988, when there was a property boom and the second in 1996. The legal process was not that important to me. I just wanted to be in my new home. It is 23 years since I bought my last home and so much …