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200,000 Households In Scotland Have Invested In Their Property During Lockdown With A View To Selling

29th July 2020

With the announcement that stamp duty is being paused on properties up to £500,000, many people in the UK may be looking to put in an offer on their dream property. If you've been making improvements to your home to increase its sale value, you're not alone.

According to recent research of over 1,000 UK homeowners from the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) consumer advice website, 2.3 million households across the UK, of which 207,750 are in Scotland, are spending money on the property right now in a bid to increase its value and sell.

If you're looking to buy in Glasgow then you might be in luck as one fifth of those surveyed admitted to making changes to increase the value of their home, so an abundance of properties may be entering the market. Elsewhere in the UK is as follows:

Plymouth (33%)

Sheffield (27%)

Norwich (21%)

London (20%)

Glasgow (20%)

Nottingham (17%)

Liverpool (17%)

Manchester (16%)

Newcastle (16%)

Cardiff (14%)

Birmingham (11%)

Edinburgh (9%)

Leeds (7%)

Bristol (7%)

Belfast (6%)

To help those that require professional help in the home, has created a bank of guidance on how to safely allow tradespeople into the home following COVID-19. Visit Stay Safe with for access to the latest advice and top tips: