Stamp Duty Land Tax

Whether you are an individual, a business or a charity, you are likely to require Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) advice at some point.  SDLT on straightforward transactions is often dealt with during the conveyancing process but where a transaction is more complex advice should be sought from a tax specialist.  SDLT legislation is increasingly complex and there are a number of pitfalls into which the unwary can fall.  With the highest rate of SDLT being 15%, unexpected charges can represent a substantial cost.   Our advisors can provide clear and practical advice, ensuring that there are no unwelcome surprises. 

We provide valuable support to clients from a range of sectors including property developers, farming businesses and charities.  Our SDLT team works closely with our other tax specialists to ensure we provide comprehensive advice to recommend the best tax structure for you.  Whether you need help with a property purchase or complex business restructuring, we can guide you to the right solution for your circumstances and help you avoid unnecessary tax charges.

We are able to provide advice on all areas of SDLT including:

  • joint venture developments
  • availability of reliefs
  • linked transactions and connected parties
  • leases
  • partnerships
  • contingent or deferred consideration
  • disclosure letters
  • land exchanges and non monetary consideration
  • high value dwellings held by corporate entities

To discuss how we can help you, please get in touch with our SDLT team on 01223 728222 or send us an online enquiry.

3% SDLT surcharge

The recent introduction of the 3% SDLT surcharge for the purchase of additional dwellings has caused a great deal of confusion for those buying residential property. Our factsheet outlines when the 3% applies – click here. If you would like advice on this area please send an online enquiry via the link above.

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