Thanks to Chancellor George Osborne’s reforms on Stamp Duty, many buyers will save thousands of pounds.
Based on Zoopla’s new Stamp Duty calculator, here are some of the properties with great savings.
1. Five bedroom detached house in Elmer, Bognor Regis, for £550,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £22,000. New Stamp Duty tax: £17,000. Saving: £5,000
A short walk from Elmer Sands beach is this unique pirate themed house. The interior of the property is not quite as eccentric as its exterior, but the nautical theme does continue throughout. There is also business potential with this house, as outside there is a two bedroom self contained holiday cottage.
Available via Your Move
2. Three bedroom semi-detached house in Feltham, London £265,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £7,950. New Stamp Duty tax: £3,250. Saving: £4,700
Located in the suburban town of Feltham is this family home that would be ideal for someone who was looking to add value to their purchase. The house offers the possibility to have an extension or a loft conversion at a later date. Additional bonuses include excellent transport links into the capital.
Available via Barnard Marcus
3. Three bedroom end of terrace house in Walthamstow, London for £600,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £24,000. New Stamp Duty tax: £20,000. Saving: £4,000
Take a step back in time by purchasing this Victorian house that has been kept in immaculate condition. Stained glass windows, cast iron radiators and original fireplaces are among the period features still intact. The charming house also has the benefits of a garage and large workshop, as well as being just over half a mile from Blackhorse Road tube station.
Available via Estates 17 Ltd
4. Three bedroom semi-detached house in Hackbridge, Wallington, for £335,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £10,050. New Stamp Duty tax: £6,750. Saving: £3,300
This modern family home has been well looked after and there would be no need to re-decorate. The house would be perfect for commuters as it is less than half a mile to Hackbridge station. Trains take 25 minutes into London Victoria or 40 minutes into London St Pancreas International.
Available via Paul Graham
5. Three bedroom semi-detached house in Woking for £295,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £8,850. New Stamp Duty tax: £4,750. Saving: £4,100
Built in the 1930’s, this well laid out semi-detached house would be ideal for a young family with its roomy rear garden. Inside, the property has been well maintained with a new bathroom suite recently fitted. The kitchen is slightly dated with a retro feel, but it could easily be replaced and possibly extended.
Available via Curchods
6. Two bedroom flat in Clerkenwell, London flat for £599,950
Old Stamp Duty tax: £23,998. New Stamp Duty tax: £19,997. Saving: £4,001
After a long day of work in London, this top floor flat would be the perfect retreat for a professional couple. The flat has an open plan kitchen and living area as well as two equally sized bedrooms, all of which are decorated to a high standard. Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube stations are only a couple of minutes walk from the flat, while local amenities can be found in Leather Lane and Clerkenwell Road.
Available via Currell
7. Three bedroom semi-detached house in Erdington, Birmingham, for £135,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £1,350. New Stamp Duty tax: £200. Saving: £1,150
For those looking for a bit of a project, this three bedroom house just outside of Birmingham could be perfect. The lounge, dining room and kitchen are all a good size and could be opened up into one big family living space. The house also has excellent travel links with Erdington station just over half a mile away and nearby access to the A38 and M6.
Available via Burchell Edwards
8. Three bedroom terraced house in Bath for £650,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £26,000. New Stamp Duty tax: £22,500. Saving: £3,500
This Grade II listed terraced house with a stone front facade could be an excellent option for those who work from home, thanks to the office at the end of the rear garden. Stone fireplaces and sash windows are among the period features that have been retained in this stylishly decorated house.
Available via Hamptons International
9. Two bedroom semi-detached house in St Marychurch, Torquay, for £139,950
Old Stamp Duty tax: £1,399. New Stamp Duty tax: £299. Saving: £1,100
Located in an area known as the English Riviera, is this recently refurbished former chapel. The solid wood door into the house is and original feature as is the wooden floor in the lounge-diner. There is central heating and double glazing throughout and outside there is a courtyard garden that also serves as off-road parking.
Available via McCarthy & Co
10. Three bedroom terraced house in Waltham Abbey for £255,000
Old Stamp Duty tax: £7,650. New Stamp Duty tax: £2,750. Saving: £4,900
Sitting in a traditional cobbled street is this three bedroom Victorian era property that is deceptively large. Inside, there is a fantastic lounge and dining area as well as a fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. At the back of the house there is gated off street parking and a rear garden with a patio and lawn.
Available via Castles Estate Agents