2% SDLT surcharge about to kick in

The issue From 1 April 2021 non-UK residents will face a 2% hike in SDLT for purchases of residential property. This…

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What about Principal Private Residence losses?

The issue Most people are aware that gains on the sale of a main residence are not generally subject to capital…

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Plan to avoid the 3% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge on divorce

The issue Generally, if an individual buys a residential property and they have an interest in more than one residential property…

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Sell to company to avoid the 3% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge?

The issue Since 1 April 2016 second houses have generally triggered a 3% SDLT surcharge and although we are in an…

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Don’t fall into the 15% SDLT trap!

The issue There is a punitive 15% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate for purchases of residential properties by companies for…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reclaims on rescinded contracts?

The issue It is fairly common for contracts involving land purchases to be rescinded, meaning that in practical terms the contract…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) window of opportunity for inter-spouse transfers

The issue Spouses often want to transfer property between themselves for a variety of reasons. These can include: 1. Splitting assets in…

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Can the 3% SDLT surcharge apply in a transaction that involves non-residential property?

The issue Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) is now a relatively well known and well used stamp duty land tax (SDLT) relief….

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What do the new SDLT rates really mean?

The issue On Wednesday the Chancellor announced quite a generous SDLT holiday. With immediate effect until 31 March 2021 the rate…

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Stamp duty fun!

Avid readers of TaxBites will recall that last July we warned of stamp duty changes that were afoot in relation to…

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