We recommend checking the stamp duty rates below so you know exactly what you’ll have to pay and there are no surprises during your next property purchase.
The stamp duty you have to pay depends on the property’s price and you have to pay stamp duty if you buy a property costing more than £125,000 (£40,000 for additional homes).
Stamp Duty Rates
Stamp duty on second homes and or buy-to-let property
As of 1st April 2016, if you’re purchasing a second home or buy-to-let property you have to pay an additional 3% surcharge on each stamp duty band.
Additionally, the way stamp duty rates for residential purchases are calculated within England and Wales were changed in 2014. The old structure was replaced with a progressive scale of charges levied on all transactions over £125,000. The new percentages apply to the value above each threshold up to the full purchase price, for example, in the same way that income tax operates.