Monthly Archives: February 2015

Stamp Duty Changes Already Having a Positive Impact


According to a recent estate agency survey, revised changes to the UK Stamp Duty Land Tax, as outlined by the Government in December, has already had a positive impact on the housing market.

In December 2014, the Government announced it had cut Stamp Duty Land Tax for the majority of homebuyers, with the aim of making payments fairer. The Government estimates the tax reductions will help 98% of those who are liable to pay for the duty.

In a national survey conducted amongst its members, Relocation Agent Network found that 66% of respondents said that the tax cuts have had a positive impact on the market. When asked to explain the ‘positive impact’, the majority of survey respondents (68%) indicated that the number of buyers entering the market had increased by up to 10%. Interestingly, aside from the Stamp Duty changes, respondents said that ‘consumer confidence’ was another positive trend impacting the market (63%).

The national network of independent estate agents also asked its members whether the revised Stamp Duty changes has led to price increases for properties that were traditionally around the £250,000 threshold. Indeed, 75% said that they had. When asked to specify on the price increase, a resounding 91% reported up to a 10% rise.

As Relocation Agent Network reports a rise in the number of buyers entering the UK housing market, this survey brings good news for sellers. If you have a property to sell, contact us today. We’re Relocation Agent Network’s appointed Local Expert for East Northants which means we have access to out of town buyers moving into the area.

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Rightmove Data Says We Are The No.1 Selling Agent.


These charts illustrate property sales agreed is Wellingborough and Irthlingborough during the period 1st January 2015 to 12th February 2015, according to Rightmove.

We are pleased to report more home owners are successfully selling through Richard James than any other estate agent. Our Wellingborough office agreed 22 sales in the period and our nearest competitor 12. Our Irthlingborough office agreed 18 sales and our nearest competitor 5.

If you are thinking of selling, talk to us to find out why we are different.

Wellingborough 01933 224400 or Irthlingborough 01933 651010.

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We Need To Match More Buyers with Sellers This Valentines Day

SnipImageWith such a brisk start to the year, we need to match more Buyers and Sellers together this Valentines Day.

If you are thinking of selling in the near future, please contact to find out how much your property is worth.

Wellingborough 01933 224400 or Irthlingborough 01933 651010

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