Rising London prices, stamp duty, low interest rates

Terraced House sold by Alex Neil

Rising London prices, stamp duty savings and low interest rates

When you couple the fastest average time to sell a home, rising London prices, stamp duty savings due to the holiday, and low-interest rates you create a potent set of ingredients. Home movers, both sellers and buyers alike are taking advantage of these benefits and maximising the available opportunities when making a move with Coronavirus response measures in place.

Our own results from Q3 share similarities to current Rightmove House Price Index trends and data. Sales are being generated faster from point of instruction, prices have risen in recent months and the sands of time are passing through the hourglass with the Stamp Duty Deadline drawing closer every day. 

Buyer activity subsequently fuels seller activity and, in many cases sellers progress with a dependent forward purchase. Therefore, they benefit from the same economic conditions, attractive low rates of borrowing, potential stamp duty savings and high chances of agreeing on a sale promptly.

Stamp Duty savings have fast-tracked the number of buyers into the market and they continue to enjoy a wealth of choice of available properties to buy. Many existing homeowners are sizing up to accommodate home working, others are moving out of the city trading apartments for homes with a garden.

We continue to be perfectly placed to assist sellers and buyers with these requirements as our office coverage encompasses many parts of Rotherhithe & BermondseyCanary Wharf & DocklandsBow & Bethnal Green, and Chislehurst & Bromley, and onwards to Kent. In the final few months of the year, we expect activity levels to continue at pace into the quieter month of December and the Christmas period.

With sincerity, we advise all sellers wishing to capitalise on the market factors outlined to book their Valuation & Marketing Appraisal with us as soon as they can. Whilst we often generate early success from our extensive marketing campaigns an instant sale is never guaranteed, hesitation now could lead to people missing those all-important stamp duty savings!

Whatever your property needs are, we would be delighted to hear from you, our teams are waiting for your calls on 020 3941 9966.

Written by Alex Neil Estate Agents


Tenant Information

Refundable Holding deposit - 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated

Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details Alex Neil are members of CMP (client money protect)

Property Redress Scheme Membership details: Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman. Membership number N00018.