The Budget announcement in March dominated proceedings with the industry waiting for a decision to be made on the stamp duty extension, which duly came with an original new deadline of the end of June, followed by a further tapered deadline up until the end of September this year.
It left the industry wondering whether the Chancellor hadn’t merely replaced one deadline with two more, however it was widely welcomed even if there were some concerns that it could add even greater levels of demand for conveyancers to work through.
The CA has continued to focus on the measures required to improve the home buying and selling process and March marked the launch of the BASPI dataset, with The Times also committing to a campaign to improve transaction times.
Full details of all coverage in March can be found below:
Extra stamp duty holiday would raise house prices, say lawyers – mentions Beth Rudolf and the CA
Judges confirmed for the upcoming British Conveyancing Awards – mentions Beth Rudolf and the CA
SDLT holiday deadline letter to Chancellor – mentions the CA
The Long Goodbye – blog from Paul Smee
‘It’s unlikely unless the stars align’: Home buyers warned they might STILL miss out on stamp duty saving as stressed solicitors go to ground – mentions the CA
Conveyancing Foundation launches ‘Be Kind, We Care’ initiative
Get Britain Moving – comments from Beth Rudolf
Home Buying & Selling Group announce launch of BASPI dataset – mentions the CA
Time for the industry to focus on the BASPI – regular article from Beth Rudolf
Proptech pioneer slams BASPI property data initiative as too ‘old school’ – comments from Beth Rudolf
New homebuyers unlikely to meet June deadline, broker wans – with comments from Beth Rudolf
BASPI creates ‘one source of truth’ – article from Beth Rudolf
After lockdowns devastated UK real estate sector, could Covid clauses protect homebuyers and sellers? – with comments from Beth Rudolf