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SDLT Surcharge Query

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SDLT Surcharge Query

Postby Raj123 » Thu May 23, 2019 6:44 pm

Hi All,

I am currently in the process of buying my first flat in UK, i have a small one bed property in India that i had purchased last year for 25k, My queries are below
1) As the flat i own is less than £40k will i be exempted from the additional 3% surcharge.
2) If the above answer is yes will i fall under the same SDLT category as what first time buyers pays?

Also is there any documents required to show HMRC with regards to my flat in India.

Many Thanks in Advance

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Re: SDLT Surcharge Query

Postby SDLT Geek » Thu May 23, 2019 8:13 pm

If the flat in India is worth under £40,000 now then the extra 3% SDLT is not due on your purchase in England, but you will not qualify for first time buyers’ relief.

No documents about the Indian flat need to be sent to HMRC unless and until they ask for them.

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