Much of the news following the Chancellors Autumn Statement centred around stories of agents and lawyers burning the midnight oil to get high-value deals exchanged to avoid the buyer paying the new (higher) rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax. Not all the stories seemed credible to me but who am I to doubt selling agents PR? Rather than rush to exchange I advised a couple of clients to reduce their offers and take their time to do the due diligence. I mentioned this to one journalist. Why rush to exchange when you could reduce your offers in the wake of the new higher transactionContinue Reading