One quarter of property sales in UK is second home or buy-to-let

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Analysis of HMRC data reveals that approximately 25% of properties bought in the UK during the third quarter of this year were a buy-to-let or second home purchase. 56,100 homes sold during this time frame were subject to the 3% stamp duty surcharge that came into effect earlier this year.

Although the purchase of additional homes dropped in the second quarter of the year – a traditionally quieter period, sales doubled during the third quarter.


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