Spring Budget representation to HM Treasury

Suggestions have been sent to HM Treasury on new policy ideas for both estate and letting agents to be included in 2020’s Spring Budget.

HM Treasury invited interest groups, individuals and representative bodies to comment on government policy and/or suggest new policies for inclusion in the upcoming Budget.

Summary of our suggestions

  • Make the retail discount for business rates available to estate agents
  • Exempt downsizers from stamp duty or give them incentives to encourage them to “right-size”
  • Raise the property value for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • Abolish the three per cent surcharge on additional residential property and review landlord taxes
  • Legislate to ensure developers remedy leaseholders with onerous clauses
  • Introduce a digital logbook for every property bought and sold

Read our full representation