Exploiting the staycation trend – Buying a holiday let

Those looking to buy an investment property may wish to consider a holiday let. Not only do the second and subsequent homes benefit from SDLT savings as a result of…

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The government have cut stamp duty until 31 March 20201, is now a good time to buy a house?

Temporary cut in SDLT – Who benefits? To boost confidence in the property market and to maintain the momentum that has been gained since the easing of lockdown, the Government…

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Tax tip! When you buy shares over £1000 you have to pay stamp duty of 0.5% on the transaction. Read more…

Stamp duty on share transactions Stamp duty is the oldest of our surviving taxes – dating as far back as 1694 – although the scope of the tax has considerably…

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HMRC have given new guidance on how stamp duty is applied to residential property which has land. Take a look at our short blog if you’re thinking of purchasing a property that has features such as farmland, stables or orchards.

Grounds and gardens for SDLT Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on residential property also applies to land that form the garden or grounds of the property. To ensure that the…

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Make sure you take into account stamp duty if you’re looking to buy a commercial property.

Stamp duty land tax on non-residential properties Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable in England and Northern Ireland on the purchase of property over a certain price. It applies…

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Putting property in joint name – beware a potential SDLT charge

There are a number of scenarios in which a couple may decide to put a property which was previously in sole name into joint names. This may happen when the…

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