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How to make passive income from your property in 2022

With rising interest rates and the cost-of-living crisis highlighting the importance of financial stability for Brits, it comes as no surprise to see them searching for ways to supplement their salaries. A study from IW Capital shows that 29% of...

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House prices: Why you should buy a house Now to...

Buying a house now will cost you an average of £28,000 more now than it would have this time last year – but one expert has outlined how higher prices may not actually be a bad thing for prospective buyers....

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London property price jump no flash in the pan

ollowing last week’s news that house prices in London have risen at their fastest rate since 2016, Mortgage Introducer asked David Hannah, the group chairman of one of the country’s leading property tax advisers, for his views on the capital’s...

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0% VAT cut on energy-saving home renovations - green renovation

James Morley, business development director for Cornerstone Tax, said: “The 0% VAT cut is a welcome step, but more help is needed from the government to aid homeowners looking to make green property renovations. It seems that homeowners all over...

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House prices: What will it take for house prices to...

"March is the strongest month of the year to sell a home according to leading property agent, Rightmove. The latest data from the property giant predicts a busy market with plenty of stock throughout the month, but what does it...

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Cornerstone Tax - SDLT Refunds announcement

Today - 21st March 2022 -  Cornerstone Tax SDLT Refunds announced the immediate “retirement” of their senior consultant David Hannah. Marking the conclusion of a 38-year tenure, it is understood that Mr Hannah who has been a long-term sufferer of...

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Thousands of small business owners owed a Stamp Duty Refund...

Thousands of small business owners who have sold a commercial property into their self-administered pension scheme could be due a stamp duty refund, according to tax experts. The refund could see these niche pension savers paid back tens of thousands...

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Homeowners turn to green renovations to help combat energy crisis

With energy prices soaring for millions of households in the UK, homeowners are searching for solutions to ease the increased cost of energy in their home. The rise in energy costs was caused, predominantly, by multiple energy suppliers going out...

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How ‘energy efficiency’ can boost home value by as much...

With energy prices set to rise in the coming months, more homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more “energy efficient”. An energy efficient home can not only save homeowners money on energy bills but it can also...

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Overpaid SSAS & SIPP Pensions: Confirmed. HMRC Refunds

Lawyers and Pension Advisers assumed Stamp Duty was due on all property transfers into personal pensions. Many transfers of commercial property into SSAS & SIPP pensions should have been Stamp Duty exempt.Billions of pounds has potentially been wrongly paid to...

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Rising house prices: Will they continue to go up in...

With the increased demand of people preferring to purchase a property in rural areas- 10% of Brits have moved away from a city or urban area and 24% of Brits have seriously considered moving out of the city to a...

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Stamp Duty Refunds: The new PPI?

We've created a short blog post on how Stamp Duty Refunds could become the new PPI in the UK. It is estimated over £2 billion a year is overpaid on Stamp Duty. We are the UK's leading reclaims experts, with...

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Stamp duty could change in 2022 - London and country...

The UK property market experienced a huge spike of activity last year with house price growth showing an annual rise of 11.8 percent. There were a plethora of aspects that contributed to the property market boom in 2021. Some experts...

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Stamp Duty Refund Calculator - How much will I get...

The amount of money you may have overpaid in Stamp Duty to HMRC can vary wildly depending on a number of factors, including the type of property you bought, your property portfolio (if you have one), how it was bought,...

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Stamp Duty in 2022 – What’s going to happen?

HMRC have decided that they are less than happy with what they see as the ‘advantages’ afforded to mixed use property buyers in terms of Stamp Duty (given that higher end properties can see a reduction of between 7% and...

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House prices UK in 2022 - Where they will rise

David Hannah, principal consultant at Cornerstone Tax considers what the UK housing market will look like this year. It’s been an interesting year for the UK housing market, with many of the pressures that we’ve seen driving the property market...

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Stamp Duty on Buy to Let Property – A Beginner’s...

Back in 2011, when the government was keen to encourage investment in a property market still reeling from the effects of the 2009 global financial crisis, an amendment was introduced to the legislation designed to make the purchase of investment...

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2022 housing market - will there be a change?

The housing market has seen a turbulent year after it struggled in the midst of the pandemic last year. With many Britons deciding they want more space and many leaving cities, demand for housing has skyrocketed. This has also pushed...

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Stamp Duty on second home - Everything you need to...

Here's our complete guide on everything you need to know about Stamp Duty on a second property... It’s been a busy news cycle for Stamp Duty in the last two years or so. The Chancellor’s original ‘Stamp Duty Holiday’, designed...

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How to tell if you've overpaid on SDLT - SSAS...

However, we have found that many who have undertaken this process have been advised – by lawyers and/or their pension advisers – that they must pay full Stamp Duty Land Tax on the transfer itself, based on the ‘market value’...

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How your house price might go up in the next...

House prices have seen record growth in the last year, and this trend is expected to continue over the next decade. There are pros and cons to rising house prices, with some people rejoicing the value of their home is...

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The £2 billion issue facing property owners - Webinar

We discussed the problem of £2 billion a year in overpaid Stamp Duty. Why it's happening, but also what you can do to reclaim it. SDLT Refunds is a division of Cornerstone Tax - The UK's leading property tax specialists....

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‘All being sold’: Property expert shares 2022 market outlook -...

Property expert David Hannah, principal consultant at at tax advisory firm Cornerstone Tax, has shared what the outlook of the 2022 housing market could look like. This year has seen people’s sentiment towards property types change. While city centre locations,...

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How long does a Stamp Duty refund take?

If you have overpaid Stamp Duty and are therefore eligible for a refund, there are different elements to the process of claiming that refund, not all of which are directly in our control. First of all, there’s establishing that an...

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Will house prices continue to rise in 2022?

There is hope that the housing market will continue to rise throughout 2022, however, there are undoubtedly steps which need to be taken to achieve this. With a shortage of building materials occurring, due to the massive disruption caused to...

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2022 UK property market - what is going to happen?

David Hannah of Cornerstone Tax explains what could happen in the 2022 UK property market, for commercial and residential buildings, but also what happened to the 2022 U.K property market.

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Why mortgage lenders have kicked the property ladder from under...

Yet despite the intrepid efforts of British business owners, banks and mortgage lenders are treating many like they are bankrupt – with many refusing mortgages to those that have accepted support. Metro Bank, for example, said any customers who have...

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Will technology ever replace the traditional estate agent?

David Hannah, principal consultant at Cornerstone Tax, has published a video on YouTube in which he advises his clients to consider the vital role that real agents on the ground – rather than tech and digital platforms – play in...

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What's next for UK house prices? iNews press feature

Estate agents were barred from listing new properties and the Government warned against all non-essential house moves. As a result, data from Knight Frank, the estate agent, showed viewings collapsed 98 per cent in the month after the rules were...

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Post-pandemic spending boom to give high street boost, says Cornerstone...

As the economy opens up, business is expected to boom. Subsequently, spending by UK businesses is set to surge as finance directors prepare for a sharp increase in hiring and investment, according to a new survey by Deloitte. Almost three-quarters...

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£2 billion of SDLT and £11.5bn of corporation tax overpaid...

After a chaotic year in the business world and property market, both home movers and businesses have overpaid fees and taxes by billions. Corporations claimed back a record £11.5bn in overpaid corporation tax from HMRC last year, a jump of...

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Financial Adviser - Tax payers urged to check stamp duty...

Mr Hannah cited one case where a client received a letter about a possible stamp duty overpayment of £84,000 after purchasing a house. However, upon checking, the overpayment amounted to £357,000. He warned that even solicitors were not immune from...

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Thousands owed Stamp Duty Refunds dating back years

Cornerstone said it identified the error last year and has had confirmation from HMRC. Further, several test cases have also been won for clients in relation to this payment mistake. It calculates that in total, affected pension holders could be...

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Pension warning: Britons could be entitled to a Stamp Duty...

Thousands of small businesses could potentially be owed refunds after an industry-wide error forced customers to unnecessarily pay stamp duty. Institutions across the pensions industry have been telling clients to pay stamp duty when transferring property from multiple owners into...

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£2 billion a year in overpaid Stamp Duty Land Tax...

After a chaotic year in the business world and property market, both home movers and businesses have overpaid fees and taxes by billions. Corporations claimed back a record £11.5bn in overpaid corporation tax from HMRC last year, a jump of...

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£10 billion overpaid SDLT on UK pensions

Pension saving is key to huge swathes of the country who are looking to accumulate enough money to help them in their retirement. In this sense, every little amount can help Britons get closer to their goal, and thus potentially...

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Shift to the country permanent? Here's why it could be...

A recent feature in Country Life, explaining how a shift to the countryside in the post-pandemic era of Britain. David Hannah, principal consultant at property tax company Cornerstone Tax, Covid is not the only factor that persuaded more than 3.3...

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