Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents, Property Consultants

What are the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates and who has to pay them?

A3 The buyer is responsible for paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on house purchases. The current rates for England at the time of publishing (October 2015) are:

Purchase price of property Rate of SDLT (percentage of the total purchase price)
£0 - £125,000 0%
£125,001 - £250,000 2%
£250,001 - £925,000 5%
£925,001 - £1.5 million 10%
Over £1.5 million 12%

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