Yes that's right, the stamp duty hike could add an extra £8,250 to your next buy-to-let or second home purchase.

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With banks paying so little in interest on savings, and the Chancellor George Osbourne allowing us to release our pensions, there has been a huge upsurge in enquiries from potential Landlords looking for the next best thing. Availability has become a key issue with demand far outweighing supply in recent months, and with this has come the inevitable rise in sale prices.