Property chiefs demand changes to Stamp Duty

NAEA Chief Executive Peter Bolton-King said: "The Coalition believes that Stamp Duty is an anachronistic tax which, in its current form, is preventing a recovery in the housing sector – it limits market flexibility, creates regional inequality and its slab structure unfairly distorts the housing market. With the Pre Budget Report due soon, now is the time for the Government to take action."

Ian Potter, Operations Manager of ARLA said: "Not only does Stamp Duty prevent those aspiring to own a home from doing so, it also impacts the whole property chain. For ARLA members, this means having to pay Stamp Duty on the bulk price of a portfolio, when individual buy-to-let investors pay a lower rate on the single unit price."

Anyone wishing to register comments on the campaign, or on Stamp Duty, should visit: http://www.nfopp.co.uk/1808

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