On 8th July 2020, when the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the implementation of the Stamp Duty Holiday with immediate effect, estate agents, lenders, buyers, and sellers could exhale with a large sigh of relief.

The early stages of 2020 saw a steady property market with growth but in March, with the emergence of a viral surprise – COVID-19 and its ensuing lockdown the property market came to a halt overnight.

 

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