Guidance

Stamp Duty Land Tax: higher rates for purchases of additional residential properties

Guidance on when you need to pay the higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax on an additional residential property and how much you have to pay.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax: higher rates for purchases of additional residential properties

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At Autumn Statement on 25 November 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would apply from 1 April 2016 to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties.

The amendment explains a proposed change to the rules regarding how the higher rates of SDLT apply to individuals funding purchases under an Alternative Finance Transaction.

Published 16 March 2016
Last updated 29 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. The original Stamp Duty Land Tax guidance was replaced by a new document with additional information on the higher rate.
  2. An additional document has been published explaining a proposed amendment to the rules for the higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). The amendment explains how the higher rates of SDLT apply to individuals funding purchases under an Alternative Finance Transaction.
  3. First published.