In line with latest Government’s guidelines on home moving, the housing market remains open during the national lockdown which started on 5th November 2020, and all our offices in England continue to operate. Our offices in Scotland remain in operation following the latest guidelines. Our Welsh offices resumed operations from Monday, 9th November 2020, following the latest guidance on home moving restrictions. Health and safety remains our main priority, and we continue to follow a number of strict measures to protect our customers and staff. More information

Martin & Co

31/08/2020

Stamp duty relief: Five homes under £500,000

New Stamp Duty regulations mean certain buyers no longer have to pay stamp duty on property under £500,000. Here are 5 properties within that bracket.

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Martin & Co

24/08/2020

Is buying a holiday home a good investment? Where to buy

Considering buying a holiday home in the UK? We round up the best summer locations to invest in for a second home.

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Martin & Co

17/08/2020

LBTT Scotland: What are the new rules?

What do the changes to Scottish stamp duty, hereafter known as Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), mean for buyers and sellers? Here, we’ll round up the changes and outline what you may have to pay in LBTT for your next property.

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Martin & Co

10/08/2020

Best Commuter Belt Towns: Everything you need to know

How has coronavirus changed what you want from your home and how you live your life? If you’re like many others, you may be re-evaluating where you live, seeking more space or wanting to live further away from the city as you work from home more.

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Martin & Co

06/08/2020

Stamp Duty Holiday: What does it Mean for Landlords?

Most landlords could have been forgiven for assuming Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s much-publicised stamp duty holiday wouldn’t apply to them. After all, landlords have been forced to pay the additional 3% stamp duty surcharge on their buy-to-let properties since 2016.

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Martin & Co

30/07/2020

Green Homes Grant: Information for landlords

The Green Homes Grant scheme was revealed by Rishi Sunak on July 8. A scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes across the UK, landlords and homeowners can claim grant vouchers to undertake work that improves the energy efficiency of their properties.

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Martin & Co

15/07/2020

Electrical Safety Regulations for Landlords: What are the new requirements?

New landlord legislation comes into force from 1st July 2020. Read on to find ensure you’re up to date and compliant with the latest landlord regulations.

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Martin & Co

08/07/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces temporary increase to stamp duty threshold

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today confirmed an immediate rise in the stamp duty threshold to £500,000, in a fresh bid to stimulate the housing market following the coronavirus lockdown.

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Martin & Co

07/07/2020

Coronavirus and the Property Market: Everything you need to know

There have been a lot of changes in the property market this year. Find out everything you need to know about the property market and coronavirus here.

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Martin & Co

20/05/2020

Covid-19 Guidance

On 13th May 2020, the government updated their guidance on home moving in England during the Covid-19 outbreak, allowing those who wish to move home to now able to do so.

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Martin & Co

16/03/2020

Dos & Don'ts of renting a property

Renting brings with it a lot of responsibility. Here's a list of things you should and shouldn’t do when renting a property…

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Martin & Co

12/03/2020

How to Be a Good Landlord: The Ultimate Guide

Whether you're a new landlord wanting advice or just after a refresher, this guide covers everything from landlord obligations to dealing with difficult situations.

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