Here are the family homes you can buy in Birmingham – without paying stamp duty – in Longbridge, Quinton, Northfield, Weoley Castle, Yardley and Bartley Green
If you’re in the market to buy a house, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s new stamp duty cuts could benefit you. The stamp duty threshold has been increased for those buying their first home and those buying their second, third or beyond. Birmingham has great homes in great neighborhoods with great properties you can now buy – without paying stamp duty, first introduced in England in 1694, as a transaction tax to raise money for a war against France.
If you buy a house under £250,000 – even if it’s not your first – you won’t have to pay stamp duty, under new rules introduced in last Friday’s controversial mini budget (2 September ). For first-time buyers, the threshold is £425,000 above which stamp duty must be paid. As interest rates rise, it can still be worth keeping an eye on what’s on the market – and there are some great family homes up for grabs. From Northfield to Weoley Castle to Quinton, the choice is yours.
You could be someone looking for a place for your growing family or you could just be investing in a second property. Whatever your intentions, here are six houses in Birmingham listed on Zoopla that are worth seeing