Thank you to the Government for listening, and extending the SDLT relief deadline, it is not often we are able to say that.
This is a welcome relief as a lot of purchasers who had already applied for mortgage loans were in danger of not completing in time. Hopefully, that will no longer be a worry. If you are now thinking great, I have not missed the boat, that is true as the extension will benefit you, but please do not take too long before you get your application in. We do not want to see the deadline extended, only for the next tranche of those seeking the relief to be caught in the next time trap. We also now have taper relief through to the 30th of September, but a 30th June deadline is where the most gain is to be made. A decision in principle request is a good place to start and do so as quickly as possible.