Despite the government withdrawing the incentives, as we emerge from the pandemic, the English residential property market’s activity and growth are sustainable.

The extended SDLT holiday (till the end of June 2021) and the staggered return approach to SDLT rates (over the period from 1 July 2021 till end of September 2021) shall still remain a powerful catalyst, convincing prospective buyers to buy. And looking ahead into Q3, as the SDLT returns to standard pre-pandemic rates, we should expect the positive market trends to continue which will no doubt aid the period of gentle easing into normality.

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Author Anna Douglass Solicitor & Counsel