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What is stamp duty?

Stamp Duty Land Tax is an amount payable to HM Revenue & Customs on the purchase of property or land in the UK. HM Treasury has recently changed how this tax is calculated, with a higher rate payable if the property is not purchased as your only residential property. Wherever possible UOWN will try and minimise the amount of SDLT payable. The SDLT rates for properties purchased by UOWN are listed below.


  • Up to £125,000 = 3%
  • The next £125,000 (the portion from £125,001 to £250,000) = 5%
  • The next £675,000 (the portion from £250,001 to £925,000) = 8%
  • The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million) = 13%
  • The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million) = 15%

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