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Stamp duty free properties for 1st time buyers in Buckinghamshire

Shanly Homes to help first time buyers get on the ladder in Amersham...

Editorial Team | 4th February, 2021

Thanks to the government’s recent stamp duty holiday, all homebuyers have been exempt from paying stamp duty on properties under £500,000 since July 2020, resulting in a 21% increase in house transactions. However, as the March deadline fast approaches, the threshold for first-time buyers will soon return to £300,000. At Drake Lodge in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Shanly Homes is offering to pay the stamp duty on selected plots helping to alleviate the pressure of finding a suitable home before the March 31st deadline. With prices from £449,950, buyers can take advantage of a significant stamp duty saving of up to £15,000.

Situated just a short walk from Amersham’s well-served New Town and a 10-minute walk to Amersham Station with services to London Marylebone in under 40 minutes, the two bedroom apartments at Drake Lodge are perfect for first-time buyers looking to purchase their first property. Shanly Homes’ generous stamp duty offer will allow purchasers to eliminate the extra financial burden of the land tax on a selection of available plots. This will be capped at £15,000 and will be available on completions that take place by 31st May 2021.

Vasos Ptohopoulos, Sales Director for Shanly Homes Thames Valley, comments: “The end of the stamp duty holiday is bound to have a profound effect on many homebuyers, not least first-time buyers who have been able to get more home for their money during this time. We are delighted to be able to extend this further at Drake Lodge, so that buyers can benefit from stamp duty savings for longer. With its fantastic connections into the capital, a thriving town centre and surrounded by plenty of relaxing green space, Amersham is a fantastic location for a first home.”

The stunning two-bedroom apartments at Drake Lodge showcase Shanly Homes’ meticulous attention to detail, and have been thoughtfully designed to offer the perfect balance of contemporary comfort. Interiors have been planned to maximise space and light with an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area complete with French doors, with some opening onto a terrace. Fully-fitted kitchens come equipped with integrated Siemens and Bosch appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave, whilst luxury bathrooms and en suites offer a sleek high-quality design complete with white sanitaryware and chrome fittings. All homes will also have access to a beautifully landscaped communal garden, as well as an allocated parking space, cycle storage and a lift serving all floors.

Amersham enjoys a rich blend of old and new; combining rows of stunning Georgian architecture, picturesque pubs and charming independent boutiques with plenty of well-known high-street shops and facilities - all just minutes from home. Amersham’s New Town is a short walk from Drake Lodge and is home to an array of coffee shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants, as well as a Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. Just across town, the Old Town combines a rich blend of medieval architecture alongside independent outlets, eateries and a selection of traditional country pubs.

Once government restrictions on travel are eased, commuters are well catered for. Amersham Station is a short walk away giving direct access to London Marylebone in as little as 40 minutes. By road, the M25 is less than six miles away with links to the M40, connecting residents to Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Marlow and beyond.

Prices for the two-bedroom apartments at Drake Lodge start from £449,950. For more information, please call 01494 851303 or visit



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