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UK home sales expected to rise in Q1

Estate agents expect property purchases to rise before stamp duty subsidies end on March 31

London is highly dependent on international purchases. Overseas buyers face the impact of a stronger pound, higher stamp duties and a 2 per cent surcharge on purchases from April.


ESTATE agents in the UK expect a flurry of residential property purchases in the first quarter of this year despite the nation's severe lockdown restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

They are optimistic because of the expectation that millions of vaccinations...

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