Buyers avail of changes to stamp duty

The changes to stamp duty rates announced in last December's Budget have affected certain areas of the capital more than others.

15th January, 2005

The changes to stamp duty rates announced in last December's Budget have affected certain areas of the capital more than others. On the north side of the city, John Ronan of GWD on Dorset Street said that first-time buyers threw themselves into the market prior to Christmas and were putting bids on properties they would have had little chance of buying prior to the changes.

“Buyers were throwing caution to the wind and within 48...

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