March 31, 2015
In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC
On Wednesday 1 April, Scotland enters a (brave?) new world with the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – LBTT. This is a “Tartan” tax; the result of legislation by the Scottish Parliament introduced by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy for the Scottish Government, John Swinney.Read article
March 25, 2015
Spring has well and truly sprung, and we at ASPC predict this will be accompanied by a spring in the property market.
March 18, 2015
The 2015 budget was generally an optimistic and helpful budget, showing confidence in the economy – which is good for the property market as a whole.
March 11, 2015
Latest Bank of England figures show that mortgage lending reached £36.4billion in the last quarter of 2014, up 3.7 per cent on the previous 12 months.
March 03, 2015
In the Chancellor’s budget statement towards the end of last year, he announced a change to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) effective from 4th December 2014. Before the announcement, SDLT was charged at a single rate for the entire price of a property. Since 4th December SDLT is charged at increasing rates for each portion or band of the price.