October has been a month dominated by one topic – the stamp duty holiday and the combined efforts of the housing industry to draw attention to next year’s deadline and to urge the Government to reconsider whether an extension or a taper wouldn’t be in the best interests of all.
The CA has been working with a large number of trade associations, member firms, industry organisations, and others, in order to highlight the current amount of work being undertaken and the likelihood – if the deadline isn’t changed – that this ‘run rate’ will mean thousands upon thousands of transactions will not qualify for the holiday.
Our media work has focused a lot on this area and you will see a significant amount of coverage across both trade and national media on this topic. This will continue to be a key focus for the Association in the weeks to come.
Full details of all coverage in October can be found below:
Front load the advice process to tick the efficiency, speed and accuracy boxes – mentions CA
Pandemic impacts on conveyancers’ mental health – comments from Lloyd Davies and mentions CA
Delays put buyers at risk of missing stamp duty holiday – comments from Beth Rudolf
No council tax discount for homeowners who pay estate management fees – comments from Beth Rudolf
200,000 people to miss out on stamp duty holiday as surge in demand creates bottleneck – comments from Beth Rudolf
SLC/Bold/CA press release
Stamp duty rush holds up homebuyers amid processing delays – comments from Beth Rudolf
Conveyancers lobby for staggered stamp duty deadline as firms turn down work – article from Beth Rudolf
Property Log Books move a step closer – mentions CA
End of stamp duty holiday could wreck 300,000 house moves – mentions CA
No plan to extend stamp duty holiday – housing minister – mentions CA
Is the housing market walking into a stamp duty deadline disaster? – mentions CA
Conveyancing delays: 365,000 sales to miss deadline, claims report – mentions CA
Beating the stamp duty holiday deadline ‘could be challenging’ – mentions CA
CA ask government to look at SDLT holiday extension – article from Lloyd Davies
Industry calls for govt to revisit stamp duty end date – mentions CA