THE end of the government’s stamp-duty break has left homebuyers scrabbling to move out in June.

The stamp duty holiday was extended in the March Budget and once the June 30 deadline passes, a new tapered rate will come into force and run from July to the end of September.

The current “nil rate” stamp duty band is £500,000, but from July 1 it will shrink to £250,000 and from October 1 it will revert to its normal level of £125,000.

Stamp duty applies in England and Northern Ireland, and in Wales the current land transaction tax concession – the equivalent of stamp duty – will end on June 30.

Worcester removals company Warren’s Removals has had to stop taking quotes for moving in June due to the high demand.

In a post on the company’s Facebook page, they said: “This seems crazy we are even saying this because it’s the very first time we’ve ever had to do it, especially so early on in the month. Manic June.

"The rush to beat the stamp duty incentive. It’s all for the taking. Will you make it?

"Will the government realise the pressure we are all under and step in? Who knows.

"Unfortunately we have had to put a complete stop to anybody wanting a quote to move in June.

"It’s a shame but we are at capacity and the demand is still so high.

"We are now only taking customers looking to move in July onwards.

“Please note if you have already had a quote from us and you would like to use our services we unfortunately can’t hold any dates without the exchange of contracts.

"Once you have your date confirmed, your booking will then be confirmed in receipt of your job deposit.

"It’s not our normal terms and conditions however we are having to tweak things slightly this month.”

The Law Society has published new guidance for conveyancing solicitors, covering managing clients’ expectations and offering practical suggestions for dealing with transactions.

For England, the tips include informing clients of the tapering arrangement that will come into force from July 1, and trying to make sure they have realistic expectations of the impact of not making the June 30 deadline.

Clients should also be aware that the solicitor is often the last link in the process, and it is only when the solicitor has all the pieces from others that buyers and sellers can move, the tips suggest.