Miscellaneous Provisions: Linked leases: Successive: Example
A 3-year lease is granted on 1 January 2004 for a rent of £50,000 per annum and includes in its terms the right to renew the lease for the same rent on expiry. On 1 January 2007 a new 3-year lease is granted between the same parties on the same terms. Under FA03/SCH17A/PARA5, these are successive leases and stamp duty land tax is calculated as though the series of leases were one lease:
- granted at the time the first lease in the series was granted (1 January 2004)
- for a term equal to the aggregate of terms of all the leases in the series (6 years), and
- in consideration of the rent payable under all of the leases in the series (£50,000 per annum).