What is Stamp Duty?

Stamp duty land tax, or SDLT as it is also known is the lump sum tax that anyone buying a property or land has to pay to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The overall rate of tax and amount that you pay varies depending on the value of the property or land you are buying. The stamp duty tax bands also vary if you are buying a second residential or a buy to let property. If you are buying a secondary residential property and you sell your main property within 3 years of paying the higher SDLT it is possible to get a refund from HMRC.

Use our stamp duty calculator and find out how much tax you will pay when buying a main residential or secondary property in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. This calculator uses the latest rates from the stamp duty changes that came into effect in November 2017.

Let us know the value of the property you’re buying, if you’re a first time buyer or if it’s a second home or BTL, then press Calculate.

Once you know how much stamp duty you’ll be paying, speak to our experts and we’ll help you compare 1000’s of mortgage deal from across the market to assess what your next steps are.


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