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STAMP DUTY: (Residential Freehold sales and transfers)


You can also use this table to work out the SDLT for the purchase price of a lease (the ‘lease premium’).

Property or lease premium or transfer value SDLT rate
Up to £125,000 Zero
The next £125,000 (the portion from £125,001 to £250,000) 2%
The next £675,000 (the portion from £250,001 to £925,000) 5%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million) 10%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million) 12%

Example: If you buy a house for £275,000, the SDLT you owe is calculated as follows:

  • 0% on the first £125,000 = £0
  • 2% on the next £125,000 = £2,500
  • 5% on the final £25,000 = £1,250
  • Total SDLT = £3,750

Stamp Duty Land Tax rates for additional properties from 1 April 2016


Purchase price Rate
up to £125,000 3%
over £125,000 and up to £250,000 5%
over £250,000 and up to £925,000 8%
over £925,000 and up to £1.5 million 13%
over £1.5 million 15%


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