IF you’re on the lookout for a bargain property in Southend, feast your eyes on these six properties.

The housing market is beaming just a matter of months after the initial coronavirus outbreak back in March thanks to the stamp duty holiday.

If you took advantage and snapped up one of these six homes found in various locations across south Essex’s seaside town, you could save up to £15,000 due to the recent tax cut.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a major stamp duty cut in July in a bid to boost the housing market.

Mr Sunak raised the threshold at which buyers have to start paying stamp duty, with immediate effect, from £125,000 to £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland.

It means that nearly nine out of 10 home purchases are no longer subject to stamp duty, with the average bill falling by £4,500.


The stamp duty holiday, which came as a welcome relief to those looking to relocate shortly after the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the country, is set to run until the end of March.

As a result, buyers have just a few more months to take advantage of the holiday.

Here, we have picked out six properties in Southend which are on the market with various south Essex estate agents.

But if you want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, you will have to move quickly to ensure you collect the keys ahead of other interested parties.

Scroll down to see the six properties we have picked out.

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Situated on Hill Road, this three-bedroom detached house is on the market for £425,000 with Yopa. There are two reception rooms and good transport links nearby, while the master bedroom benefits from an en-suite

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Valued at £170,000, this two-bedroom flat on Hillcrest Road is being marketed by Yopa. Found on the ground floor, the accommodation is tastefully finished throughout, is close to the seafront and has a private garden

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This house on Oakhurst Road, marketed by Ashleigh Stone, is on the market at a guide price of £350,000. It boasts three bedrooms, a stylish lounge, kitchen, conservatory and a landscaped south-facing rear garden

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This two-bedroom semi-detached house on Woodcotes is seeking offers over £195,000. Marketed by Dedman Gray Residential, the property has one reception room and a bathroom

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This two-bedroom flat situated on Chichester Road is for sale at £90,000. On the market with Dedman Gray Residential, the accommodation is on an upper floor and has a reception room along with a bathroom

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On the market for just £65,000 is this studio found in Tolhurst House, Chichester Road. Marketed by Leaders, the accommodation also has a balcony and is on Southend High Street's doorstep