Duties

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Residential Land or property

From the 4th December 2014, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is charged at each rate on the portion of the purchase price which falls within each rate band.

From 1st April 2016, if buying a residential property means you’ll own more than one, you’ll normally be subject to an additional 3% charge on the rates detailed below.

RateProperty value band
0%Up to £125,000
2%£125,000 – £250,000
5%£250,000 – £925,000
10%£925,000 – £1,500,000
12%Over £1,500,000

Non-Residential or mixed property

Rate from 17 March 2016Purchase price/lease premium or transfer value
0%Up to £150,000
2%£150,001 – £250,000
5%Over £250,000

Lease rentals

Effective dateResidential propertyNon-residential or mixed propertyRate
NPV of rentsNPV of rents%
From 17 March 2016Up to £125,000Up to £150,0000
Over £125,000£150,001 to £5m1
N/AOver £5m2
From 1 January 2010Up to £125,000Up to £150,0000
Over £125,000Over £150,0001

Where the chargeable consideration includes rent, SDLT is payable on the lease premium and on the ‘net present value’ (NPV) of the rent payable.

Where the annual rent for the lease of non-residential property amounts to £1,000 or more, the 0% SDLT band is unavailable in respect of any lease premium.