Stamp Duty Rates Temporarily Reduced!

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The UK Government recently announced a reduction to Stamp Duty Land Tax rates for properties purchased between 8th July 2020 and 31st March 2021.

Here’s what you need to know…


Will I have to pay Stamp Duty on my property?

First-time buyers can expect to pay zero Stamp Duty Land Tax on any property valued below £500,000 and purchased between 8th July 2020 and 31st March 2021.


For properties valued above £500,000, the following rates will apply:


Property value                                                              Stamp Duty Land Tax rate

£500,001 – £925,000                                           5%

£925,001 – £1.5 million                                         10%

Anything above £1.5 million                                      12%



What if I’m not a first-time buyer?  

The revised rates as outlined above will still apply, with the additional 3% higher rate which is applied to the purchase of additional properties.

Here’s what you’ll be expected to pay in Stamp Duty Land Tax if you purchase a property which is not your first between 8th July 2020 and 31st March 2021:


Property, lease premium or transfer value                  Stamp Duty Land Tax rate

Up to £500,000                                     3%

£500,001 – £925,000                                8%

£925,001 – £1.5 million                             13%

Anything above £1.5 million                          15%



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