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LTT exemption increased to include all purchases under £250,000

People buying property in Wales under £250,000 will not have to pay Land Transaction Tax (LTT) as of July 27.

Usually properties under £180,000 are exempt from paying tax and a rate of 3.5 per cent is incurred for purchases between £180,000 to £250,000.

However, the Welsh Government announced yesterday a temporary increase to the nil rate band of LTT for residential property transactions in Wales to include the £180,000 to £250,000 bracket, which will come into effect on July 27 and last until March 31, 2021.

Portion of price Usual rate Temporary rate
Up to £180,000 0% 0%
£180,000 to £250,000 3.5% 0%
£250,000 to £400,000 5% 5%
£400,000 to £750,000 7.5% 7.5%
£750,000 to £1.5m 10% 10%
Over £1.5m 12% 12%

Welsh Government Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans, said the change to the tax threshold would not apply to people buying a second property such as a buy to let.

She said: “Our starting residential tax threshold was already higher than any other UK nation. It is the only starting rate that is set above average houses prices.

“Last Wednesday the UK chancellor announced temporary changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax which only applied to England and Northern Ireland. That Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday up to £500,000 applies to all residential purchases.

“Our goal has been to ensure the fairest balance between lifting the threshold to help economical growth whilst also seeking to provide funding for the urgent pressures facing so many people during this crisis.

“This is a tax holiday that will last until March 31 of 2021. Unlike England this new threshold will not apply to purchase of additional properties such as buy to let or second homes.

“It will support people looking to purchase their first home or looking to move up on the housing ladder.

“So it will offer more targeted help to those who may be effected by the economic challenges resulting from the pandemic.

“The new threshold will mean no tax will be paid on around 80 per cent of transactions in Wales with the main residential rate applied.

“So we’re taking a different approach here in Wales and as a result the decision will not only provide support to home buyers, it also frees up some £30 million to invest in a different even more direct stimulus of the housing industry.”

This now means there are holidays on property sales taxes in each part of the UK.

The chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday for England and Northern Ireland in his Summer Statement on July 8, which came into immediate effect.

While Scotland announced plans for a similar scheme the next day.

If you would like to find out how much tax you will have to pay – there is a tax calculator available on the Welsh Government’s website. Simply click here to access.

The Welsh Government said they are updating the tax calculator and other online services “as a priority” following the announcement yesterday, so the new amendments will be available soon.

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Covid-19 Update

We are excited to announce that as of June 22, 2020 we will be reopening our office doors and conducting some in-person viewings again.

First Minister, Mark Drakeford, announced on Friday, June 19, further easing of lockdown restrictions in Wales. This included the restart of the property market.

This means in-person viewings are able to take place again, only in vacant properties for the time being, and people are able to move in where sales have been agreed but not yet completed.

It also means people are able to:

  • Move house
  • Prepare a property for someone to move into
  • visit estate and letting agents for the purposes of the purchase, sale, letting or rental of an unoccupied property
  • view an unoccupied property

With this being the case we have made the decision to re-open our doors as of Monday, June 22. We will operate 11am until 4pm, Monday to Friday under a ‘locked door policy’. So that means you will need to make an appointment to come and see our friendly team.

To book an appointment simply call us on 01492 877 418, email llandudno@anthonyflint.co.uk or complete the form below.

We do have safety measures in place to protect you, as the customer, and our staff members and we will be maintaining social distancing procedures both in the office and out on viewings. PPE will also be provided where necessary.

A copy of our COVID Secure risk assessment and operating plan can be found by clicking the link below.

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While we are once again open, in the name of safety, we encourage you to do as much as you can online before booking an appointment or an in-person viewing.

Virtual viewings are available on our website, and we are also still offering virtual valuations – which can be booked through this link >> https://anthony-flint-llandudno.engage.epropservices.com/.

We will continue to create virtual viewings and if there isn’t already one for the property you are interested in get in touch with us and we can try and get one done for you.

For more information contact our friendly team. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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Priority Service

Are you waiting for lockdown to finish so you can sell or let a property? With more than 350,000 property transactions on hold across the UK, the property market is going to be a very busy place once lockdown has been lifted.

But you can beat the rush. Get in touch with us now and register for our ‘priority service’. Registering for our priority service will allow you to jump the queue and have your property valued, advertised and on the market ahead of everyone else.

While things are still getting back to normal, we will keep you up to date with changes to the property sector and let you know as soon as the time is right to go ahead with the rest of the process.

This service is first in first served, so make sure you get in quickly to secure your name at the top of the list.

 

Priority Service benefits

Priority service means you will be kept up to date with all the latest changes to the property market and alteration to lockdown restrictions.

You will be one of the first people contacted after lockdown restrictions are over so we can organise a valuation, photography, floorplans and an EPC rating certificate.

However, remember we do offer virtual valuations, which means we can valuate your home now without having to step foot inside your property. Visit >> https://anthony-flint-llandudno.engage.epropservices.com/.

Your property will be advertised across not just out website and social media pages but on some of the UK’s leading online property portals On the Market and Rightmove.

Plus, it’s free to register.

If there is anything else you need a hand with on top of all that, our friendly team will be there to help every step of the way.

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Covid-19 Announcement

In line with the Government Statement & Movement Restrictions our office is now closed, we are however where possible checking phone messages, emails and our social media sites.

SALES

In relation to ongoing sales we advise both our clients, the sellers and their purchases to contact their individual solicitors for updates. However we are expecting that there will be time delays on completion time scales experienced over the next few months.

LETTINGS

To our Landlords, we will endeavour to transfer your property investment income as normal, assuming that tenants are in apposition to pay their rent. We would however advise those landlords who have loans or mortgages to contact their lender to discuss the option of a  ‘payment holiday’.

To our Tenants if your experiencing maintenance problems and are not able to contact us please refer to our Emergency Contractors contact detail.

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Important notice to tenants during the Coronavirus Situation

IN THE EVENT OF AN ‘EMERGENCY’ DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME, PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:

If you have a major gas or electric problem turn them off at the mains and call the National Gas & Electric Emergencies on 0800 111 999

FOR HOT WATER/HEATING PROBLEMS
Hendleys Heating on 07591564989

FOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS
Lyons Electricals on 01492 879345

FOR GLAZING/BOARDING UP PROBLEMS
Dave Evans on 07773921146

PLEASE NOTE: THESE CONTACT NUMBERS ARE FOR ‘EMERGENCIES’ ONLY.

YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR ANY NON ESSENTIAL WORKS CARRIED OUT.

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Covid-19 Announcement

Dear Valued Clients and Customers,

With the increase in the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19), please be assured that Anthony Flint Property Consultants is prioritising the safety of everyone who works with us and for us.  We have already taken proactive steps in the office to face the challenge by carefully monitoring government advice, as well as advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

I would like to reassure you that we will remain open for business and for viewing, rental check-ins and check-outs.  However, I have felt it necessary to implement some criteria to allow us to ensure that we protect both the Clients, Customer and my Staff, alike.

Therefore, Anthony Flint Property Consultants will adhere to the following criteria when undertaking viewings, market appraisals, rental check-ins and check-outs:

  • All Staff will wear Nitrile Single Use Gloves (which are latex free) when in Client’s property(s);
  • All staff will stand 1-meter away from Clients and Customers when undertaking appointments (the recommend safe distance);
  • Staff will not be able to accept offers of refreshments whilst on appointments;
  • Sadly, my staff will not do the traditional handshaking of Clients both in the office and whilst on appointments.

While Covid-19 presents an enormous challenge, Anthony Flint Property Consultants would like to reassure you that we will take every step to offer a full service to guide and assist you through buying, selling and renting your property.  Please stay safe and I would like to thank you for your co-operation in what are challenging times.

Kindest regards,
Anthony Flint.

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Anthony Flint Christmas Opening Times 2019/20

MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER 9:30am – 5.00pm
TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
FRIDAY 27TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SATURDAY 28TH DECEMBER 10:00am – 3.00pm
SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER 10:00am – 3.00pm
TUESDAY 31ST JANUARY CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY CLOSED
THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY OPEN AS NORMAL 9.30AM TO 5.00PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TENANTS OVER CHRISTMAS PERIOD 2019

IN THE EVENT OF AN
‘OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY’
PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING:

FOR HOT WATER/HEATING/GAS PROBLEMS

Hendleys Heating on 07591564989

FOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

Lyons Electricals on 07748120429

PLEASE NOTE: THESE CONTACT NUMBERS ARE FOR ‘OUT OF OFFICE HOURS EMERGENCIES’ ONLY.
YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR ANY NON-ESSENTIAL WORKS CARRIED OUT.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Anthony Flint Christmas Opening Times 2018/19

SATURDAY 22ND DECEMBER 9:30am – 3.00pm
SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY24TH DECEMBER CLOSED
TUESDAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER CLOSED
FRIDAY 28TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SATURDAY 29TH DECEMBER 9:00am – 3.00pm
SUNDAY 30TH DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY 31ST JANUARY CLOSED
TUESDAY 1ST JANUARY CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 2ND JANUARY OPEN AS NORMAL 9.30AM TO 5.00PM

LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CONTACT

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS

Chris Flinn, Eagle Home Services – 01492 518112 or 07899763867

GAS EMERGENCIES

Justin Bargielowski – 07795236300

PLUMBING & HEATING EMERGENCIES

Hendleys – 07591564989 – 01492 876509

ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES

Richard Lyons, 01492 879345 – rlyons.electrical@btinternet.com

IF UNABLE TO CONTACT THE ABOVE CONTRACTORS, THEN FOR ALL EMERGENCIES

North Wales Housing, Maintenance Dept. – 01492 572727

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF ANY WORK AUTHORISED BY YOU OR SOMEONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORITY FROM THE ABOVE WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED TO YOU.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Anthony Flint Christmas Opening Times 2017/18

SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER CLOSED
SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER CLOSED
FRIDAY 29TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SATURDAY 30TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SUNDAY 31ST JANUARY CLOSED
MONDAY 1ST JANUARY CLOSED
TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY OPEN AS NORMAL 9.30AM TO 5.00PM

LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CONTACT

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS

Chris Flinn, Eagle Home Services – 01492 518112, 07899763867

GAS EMERGENCIES

Justin Bargielowski, 07795236300

ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES

Richard Lyons, 01492 879345 – rlyons.electrical@btinternet.com

IF UNABLE TO CONTACT THE ABOVE CONTRACTORS, THEN FOR ALL EMERGENCIES

North Wales Housing, Maintenance Dept – 01492 572727

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF ANY WORK AUTHORISED BY YOU OR SOMEONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORITY FROM THE ABOVE WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED TO YOU.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Anthony Flint Christmas Opening Times 2016/17

SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 28TH DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 29TH DECEMBER CLOSED
FRIDAY 30TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SATURDAY 31ST DECEMBER CLOSED
SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY CLOSED
MONDAY 2ND JANUARY CLOSED
TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY OPEN AS NORMAL 9.30AM TO 5.00PM

LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CONTACT

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS

Chris Flinn, Eagle Home Services – 01492 518112, 07899763867

GAS EMERGENCIES

Justin Bargielowski, 07795236300

ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES

Richard Lyons, 01492 879345 – rlyons.electrical@btinternet.com

IF UNABLE TO CONTACT THE ABOVE CONTRACTORS, THEN FOR ALL EMERGENCIES

North Wales Housing, 01492 572727

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF ANY WORK AUTHORISED BY YOU OR SOMEONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORITY FROM THE ABOVE WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED TO YOU.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR