Scourge of stamp duty kills hopes of so many - EXPRESS COMMENT

PUBLISHED: 17:52, Thu, Aug 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:00, Thu, Aug 1, 2019

homesStamp duty can add eye-watering costs to a property transaction (Image: fazon1/Getty Images)

Many older citizens would love to downsize, and millions of families long to move into somewhere bigger, but stamp duty can add eye-watering costs to a property transaction. This means that pensioners are stuck with the challenge of heating homes with many more bedrooms than they need. Meanwhile, parents in crowded accommodation find that the dream of a house in which each of their children has somewhere to do homework in peace and quiet remains out of reach.

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