Bovis Homes extend stamp duty holiday - and now it’s for everyone
Bovis Homes have decided to extend the Government’s stamp duty holiday on its homes across England and Wales by another three months – and expand their scheme so it is not only first-time buyers who benefit.
The Government has called time on the holiday, which has allowed first-time buyers to avoid paying 1% stamp duty on properties priced between £125,000 and £250,000, with the scheme ending on 24 March.
However, Bovis Homes is now stepping in to keep the holiday spirit alive with a new stamp duty scheme which also includes owner occupiers.
With the new purchase assistance initiative, the housebuilder is offering to pay the stamp duty on homes that are reserved in that price bracket from 25 March, as long as the purchase is completed by the end of June.
“The holiday has clearly proved popular with first-time buyers and we have had a surge of interest from them at the start of 2012,” said Bovis Homes Marketing Director Kevin Wilkins. “However, for some of them the Government’s deadline has come too early so we’ve decided to help out with this scheme that offers to pay their stamp duty on properties in the same price bracket - if they complete their purchase on a Bovis Home by June 30.
“We’re also well aware that it is not just first-time buyers who need a help up the property ladder, so we will be opening up the scheme availability to all homebuyers who reserve a house in the £125,000 to £250,000 range from March 25 and complete before June 30. Taking advantage of the holiday could represent a significant saving for the buyer – up to £2,500 in some cases – so there is a real incentive to get moving soon and complete before the end of June.”
Bovis Homes already offers a number of other purchase assistance schemes on selected properties that are helping hundreds of people to make their big move in 2012.
They include FirstBuy - a scheme where a joint 20% equity loan from the Government and Bovis Homes means the buyer requires just a 5% deposit and a 75% loan-to-value mortgage. The housebuilder also has its own packages, including The Perfect 10 and Jumpstart which offer low-deposit solutions for first-time buyers.
Meanwhile owner occupiers may be eligible for the company’s Home Exchange scheme where the buyer sells their old house to Bovis Homes, saving on time, money and stress.
For more information about Bovis Homes developments or the help they can offer all homebuyers, visit bovishomes.co.uk.