A welcome break: SDLT and first-time buyers

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A welcome break: SDLT and first-time buyers

By Sarah Bradford, February 2020

Sarah Bradford highlights the potential stamp duty land tax savings for those who are buying their first home. 

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable on the purchase of land or property in England or Northern Ireland where the consideration is more than the relevant threshold. 

SDLT is a devolved tax and does not apply to property transactions in Scotland and Wales to which land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) and land transaction tax (LTT) apply respectively. 

While these are similar to SDLT, the rules are not identical. This article focusses on SDLT as it applies to land and property transactions in England and Northern Ireland.

Nature of SDLT

SDLT is payable on residential and non-residential land and property, with

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