Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty

Whether you are a purchasing your first property or are well-experienced in the house-moving process, fully understanding every step and financial commitment involved when purchasing a home can be a difficult task.

Everyone moving home, needs to be aware of and prepared for Stamp Duty and its implications on your property purchase. However, very few fully understand the details around Stamp Duty.

What is Stamp Duty?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax charged by the government  to homeowners buying property or land within England and Northern Ireland. Please note: tax requirements are different within Scotland and Wales.

Stamp duty must be paid within 14 days of completion.

Who is eligible for Stamp Duty?

You are eligible for Stamp Duty if:

  • Purchase a freehold property
  • Purchase a new or existing leasehold
  • Purchase a property through a shared ownership
  • Are transferred land or a property in exchange for payment.

Current Stamp Duty theshold

The current threshold for Stamp Duty is set at properties with a value of more than £125,000.

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