Stamp Duty Relief for First Time Buyers - Nov 2017

Posted 28th November 2017 at 10:36

With effect from 22nd November 2017, there are different rules if you’re buying your first home! You get a discount (relief) that means you pay less or no tax if: You complete your purchase on or after 22 November 2017 The purchase price is £500,000 or less  You, and anyone else you’re buying with, are first-time buyers More information and stamp duty calculator available at

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Stamp Duty Calculator

Posted 26th October 2016 at 12:28

You pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on increasing portions of the property price above £125,000 when you buy residential property, eg a house or flat. Use this calculator to work out how much tax you will pay.  For residential purchases, this calculator uses rules effective from 4 December 2014 and SDLT rates introduced on 1 April 2016.

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Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Posted 26th October 2016 at 12:15

In order to sell your property, you are now required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC must be commissioned but not necessarily received prior to the commencement of marketing. The EPC is personal to your property and is valid for a period of 10 years. Listed properties are exempt from this requirement. Alternatively if you have a valid EPC from when you purchased the property or marketed it previously, we can utilise this providing...

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