14% of Brits are now looking to purchase a property, with 59% inclined to take on a ‘do-er upper’, recent figures from Checkatrade suggests.
Many believe that the boost in the traditional moving season is down to the stamp duty holiday, announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak in June.
Potential home movers are now expected to save an average of £5,219 per person, and many are choosing to reinvest their stamp duty savings in home renovation and improvement.
33% of new homeowners plan to take full advantage of the tax relief as soon as possible, by starting works immediately after purchase.
“From unlocking the potential to take on a project through to giving buyers the means to immediatley make their mark on their new pad, [the stamp duty holiday] is great news for both would-be new homeowners and tradespeople alike,” saya Mike Fairman, CEO of Checkatrade.
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