Stamp Duty Exemption Means It's Great News For Those Looking To Buy At Mayfield Gardens

The new stamp duty exemption recently announced in the government’s Autumn Budget is fantastic news for anyone seeking to get on the property ladder at Orion Homes’ Mayfield Gardens development in Wyke.

Stamp duty land tax has been abolished for first-time buyers purchasing a property valued up to £300,000 and the two remaining homes at Mayfield Gardens are both priced well below that threshold. The Norfolk on plot 6 is for sale at £184,995 and the Norfolk on plot 1 is for sale at £189,995. Both properties are available with the Help to Buy scheme.

The Norfolk house type available at Mayfield Gardens

Sales negotiator, Kay Patefield, said: “Prior to the new exemption, the stamp duty amounted to almost £1,200 with the purchase of plot 6 and almost £1,300 with the purchase of plot 1. That represents some major savings for first-time buyers, but they need to hurry as we only have two properties left for sale across the entire development . The government is also providing assistance to all purchasers in the form of an equity loan of up to 20% from Help to Buy which reduces initial prices to £147,996 for plot 6 and £151,996 for plot 1.”

Planned over three storeys, the Norfolk provides highly specified living with ample space for a young family to grow. The property includes a ground floor with entrance hall, spacious lounge and open-plan kitchen/dining room overlooking the rear garden through French doors. The first floor comprises a family bathroom, two good-sized bedrooms and a study which offers alternative use as a walk-in wardrobe. The secluded master bedroom with en-suite occupies the top floor on its own. 

Mayfield Gardens is located within easy reach of Halifax town centre whilst the nearby M62 provides fast links to the centres of Bradford and Leeds. Further information is available from the Sales Information Centre (open from Thursday to Monday, between 11am and 5pm) on 01274 940884 or head office on 01924 831030. Details are also available online at

Publish date: 23/01/2018