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You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. This calculator will help you work out how much you have to pay if you are buying residential property.
If you are buying non-residential property or land, or if any of the purchasers are non-UK resident* this calculator can’t help. Instead go to www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax.
* You are treated as non-UK resident for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you are not present in the UK for 183 days or more in the 12 months before the effective date of the purchase.
You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. There are different rules if you’re buying an additional property. You must generally pay the higher SDLT rates when you buy a residential property or a part of one if it will not be the only residential property that you own (or part own) anywhere in the world, you have not sold or given away your previous main home and no one else has a lease on it which has more than 21 years left to run. These rules apply if you’re married to or buying with someone.
The Scottish and Welsh equivalents of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) paid in England and Northern Ireland is the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland the Land Transaction Tax (LTT) in Wales.
The effective tax rate is 0.00%
Stamp Duty is paid at different rates, depending on the purchase price.
The table below shows the rates of stamp duty for someone buying their next home with a completion date on or before 30 June 2021 would pay.
If the property is an additional property or second home there will be an extra 3% to pay on top of the relevant standard rates.
* An extra 3% is charged if property is an additional property or second home. Properties under £40,000 are not subject to the additional SDLT rate.
You have to pay Stamp Duty within 14 days of buying a property. If you're using a solicitor to carry out the conveyancing, they will normally organise the payment for you.
Stamp Duty - Everything you need to know
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