Stamp Duty Land Tax Rates for Residential Properties
When purchasing a residential property, the purchaser will pay stamp duty land tax where the purchase price exceeds £125,000.
The rate of stamp duty land tax increases for each part of the price.
For example, the purchaser will pay:
- nothing on the first £125,000
- 2% on the next £125,000
- 5% on the next £675,000
- 10% on the next £575,000; and
- 12% on the rest (above £1.5 million).
There is a surcharge of 3% if the purchaser is buying a second home or 'buy-to-let property.
There is relief for first-time buyers paying £300,000 or less for a residential property and part relief for first-time buyers paying £500,000 or less for a residential property.