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Boris Johnson`s Stamp Duty plans could revive Prime Property Market reports Connor Shilling of Estate Agents Today 09 July 2019

Conservative leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson"s plans to reverse stamp duty changes could help to kickstart the prime property market.
Prior to December 2014 any property priced between £1 million and £2 million was charged stamp duty at a rate of 5% with anything over £2 million taxed at 7%.... Read More

Jo Webster have again been listed in Prime Resi`s top 50 Boutique estate agents in 2019 19 February 2019

Offering something completely different to the big-brand chain operations that characterise our high streets – boutique estate agencies are less prominent by their very nature, and must make a name for themselves with sheer hard work, deal after deal; client after client.... Read More

London`s home market rallies as world`s wealthy shop for bargains 30 January 2019

Savills recorded a 43% surge in the number of £15m+ deals across PCL last year; price cuts and currency fluctuations have made the capital"s trophy homes look ‘relatively good value in an international context", says agency Brexit-based gloom may have dominated market chatter, but new analysis by Savills shows that £4bn worth of £5m+ sales went through over the 12-month period, which was 10% more than in 2017.... Read More

Seasons Greetings from Jo Webster Properties 18 December 2018

Jo Webster Properties would like to wish you all a happy and festive holiday season. Our offices will be closed from the 21st December to the 2nd January, but we will be available for viewings on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st. We very much look forward to speaking to you again in 2019. ** Happy Holidays ** Read More

‘Urban Wellbeing Zones` could deliver a £15bn boost to the UK economy 12 November 2018

Putting a greater emphasis on wellbeing in urban design could yield dividends for everybody, says British Land, improving the nation"s mental health and giving the economy a £15.3bn boost by 2050. A study commissioned by the real estate giant and co-authored by a former Treasury economist argues that design for wellbeing on a large scale "could have significant and positive impacts in several ways, including boosting productivity in the workplace, reducing absenteeism and bringing down the NHS and welfare bills.... Read More

Jo Webster Properties now offer a full lettings service 29 October 2018

I am delighted to announce that Jo Webster Properties can offer a full lettings service to our clients. We currently have 17 properties to let on our books, and with-in a week of setting this up we are in the process of agreeing our first let. To view our complete lettings register please view our web site.... Read More

Residential SDLT (Stamp duty) receipts up 8% annually 15 October 2018

The Treasury raked in a whopping £9,275m in SDLT receipts on 1.1 million resi transactions across the UK in 2017-18, according to the latest annual update from HMRC. While transactions nudged upwards by 1% on the previous year, resi SDLT receipts rose 8%, with the increase put down to a higher proportion of transactions paying the higher rates.... Read More

Easing the Stamp Duty Pain 18 September 2018

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has become increasingly more complicated following the introduction of a 3% surcharge on additional residential properties, as well as a far larger financial liability at the top end of the market (broadly speaking above £937,500).... Read More

London`s housing market `entering uncharted waters` as homeowners stay put, buyer activity slumps and prices fall 29 August 2018

Re mortgaging activity in London surged to a nine-year high in the second quarter of this year, as buyer activity and house prices continued to fall. With homeowners rushing to re mortgage before this month"s interest rate increase, the £4.8billion worth of re mortgaging in the second quarter was 23.... Read More

Which home improvements yield the best (& worst) returns for property values? 20 August 2018

Over a quarter of home improvements are carried out "specifically to add value to a property", according to some research by GoCompare, with redecorating, new kitchens and new floors topping the list of popular jobs. But many of these projects end up costing more than the value they add.... Read More

Bank of England finally raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%. But why? 02 August 2018

Bank of England finally raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%, their highest level in nearly a decade - but why have rates gone up now? The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent on the 02/08/18, despite continued concerns over the economy and Brexit.... Read More

2018 RIBA Stirling Shortlist 19 July 2018

The six buildings to be shortlisted for the 2018 Riba Stirling prize have been announced. Those nominated for the UK"s best new building include a nursery school and cemetery, as well as student accommodation and an office building. The Royal Institute for British Architects will announce the winner of it"s highest accolade in October.... Read More