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  • There was great disappointment across the property industry last week when Chancellor Rishi Sunak stopped short of extending the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), despite growing calls from the industry to extend it or at least taper it off. Due to the backlog of work from the first lockdown and...

  • The 2020 lockdown saw a pause in house sales and a subsequent boost as homeowners looked to move to properties that suited the home-working lifestyle. Houses are now in higher demand compared to flats because more people are looking for larger properties. This has been no different for developers who have...

  • The latest Technical Bulletin for residential surveyors is now available here. Please note; to download and view the full bulletin, you will need to be logged in to Sava EDGE. If you are not already logged in, please click here to log in. If you do not yet have an...

  • The government published a press release on Saturday explaining they have stepped in to help those caught up in the EWS1 form process. Many people were in limbo and unable to sell their property due to the requirements to have a form and long delays in obtaining one due to...

  • The government has published a consultation on setting requirements for lenders which will help householders improve the energy performance of their homes. This consultation builds on feedback from the Call for Evidence on "Building a Market for Energy Efficiency" which was published in 2017. This new consultation explains that "mortgage lenders...