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by SDLT Geek
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Property Taxation
Topic: Buy next door house, change boundary and sell again
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Buy next door house, change boundary and sell again

Yes. There is a subsale relief, now called pre completion transaction relief, if you can line up the onwards sale of most of the property to complete at the same time as your purchase of the whole.
by SDLT Geek
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: FTB But also BTL....help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 11367

Re: FTB But also BTL....help needed

You will not qualify for first time buyers’ relief on either property. You do not get it on the first as you do not intend to live in it. When you buy the second, well, it is your second!! The first property will be liable to SDLT at standard rates. On £120k that is zero as SDLT at standard rates st...
by SDLT Geek
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: Linked transactions & 3% additional rate
Replies: 2
Views: 10193

Re: Linked transactions & 3% additional rate

You are right to think that the transaction might be viewed as a single transaction for SDLT purposes, even with the “breaking down”. If it is a number of linked transactions then yes, one might be at higher rates, the others at standard. The maths is a little complicated. But is the big issue here ...
by SDLT Geek
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: Are we FTBs? previously named on mortgage, no beneficial interest - help please!
Replies: 1
Views: 9861

Re: Are we FTBs? previously named on mortgage, no beneficial interest - help please!

If J has no beneficial interest in G’s house then he should still be able to qualify as a first time buyer.

You should be able to get a copy of the transfer of the property to J and G from the Land Registry. If you are lucky that will confirm that it was held on trust for G alone.
by SDLT Geek
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: SDLT on BTL Property Transfer to Spouse
Replies: 4
Views: 11497

Re: SDLT on BTL Property Transfer to Spouse

The chargeable consideration is any cash changing hands (zero presumably) and a proportion of the mortgage debt. So perhaps 90% of approx £120,000.
by SDLT Geek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: SDLT on BTL Property Transfer to Spouse
Replies: 4
Views: 11497

Re: SDLT on BTL Property Transfer to Spouse

A change made in November 2017 means that the higher rates of SDLT do not apply to transfers between spouses who are living together, even of an interest in a let property. So you are looking at standard rates. As these start at £125k chargeable consideration, you should escape SDLT but will need to...
by SDLT Geek
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Property Taxation
Topic: Should I buy a commercial property investment through a company or as an individual?
Replies: 3
Views: 11391

Re: Should I buy a commercial property investment through a company or as an individual?

The stamp duty land tax in buying a commercial property will be the same whether you buy as an individual or through another entity.
by SDLT Geek
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Property Taxation
Topic: Overage and SDLT
Replies: 2
Views: 10119

Re: Overage and SDLT

If you buy a property for a fixed price and for entering an overage, then you would normally apply to defer paying SDLT on the overage, making an estimate of the sums payable under the overage.
by SDLT Geek
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: Do I have to pay higher rate tax?
Replies: 5
Views: 11117

Re: Do I have to pay higher rate tax?

As your wife has not lived in Flat A, then you selling that one, but her keeping flat B when house C is bought, will mean the higher rates are due on house C.
by SDLT Geek
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax, SDLT
Topic: Do I have to pay higher rate tax?
Replies: 5
Views: 11117

Re: Do I have to pay higher rate tax?

As bd6759 says, we would need to know which properties each of you has lived in as your only or main residence to answer your main question. Addressing your follow up question: if flat A is first sold and flat B is transferred to a limited company before you buy house C, then the higher rates will n...

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