Mark Polkinghorne Senior Paralegal
Mark specialises in the post exchange work on residential sales and purchases for private individuals.
Main area of practice
His work includes the preparation of completion statements, pre-completion checks, completing the transaction and post completion formalities.
Related Knowledge & Resources
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market
As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".
In an article for Lexis PSL Elaine Allen, legal director at Blake Morgan, examines issues currently facing the British housing sector, what the government is doing to combat the housing crisis and how effective the proposed solutions could be.
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.