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Dates for the Property Market Diary 2021

Key dates for the property market diary in 2021:


January 31st


The FCA ban on mortgage repossessions is due to lift.




Budget – Rishi Sunak could raise capital gains tax or promise further support?


March 31st


Stamp duty holiday comes to an end.

Final date for homeowners to apply for six month mortgage payment deferrals.


April 1st


Help to Buy scheme changes, with only first time buyers eligible and regional caps being introduced.

Foreign buyers pay 2% Stamp Duty surcharge, on top of three extra points if they own a home already.


April 30th


Furlough Scheme comes to an end, reducing support for up to 10 million people.


Mid 2021


Office for Budget Responsibility expects unemployment to hit 7.5% in the middle of the year.




Government has promised to abolish ‘no fault’ evictions, which could push more landlords out of the market.


(Source: Sunday Telegraph 3 January 2021)


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