Stamp duty land tax

Higher rate stamp duty land tax for purchases of additional residential properties


What is the 3% Stamp Duty surcharge and who pays it?

The 3% stamp duty surcharge is an addition to existing Stamp Duty rates (set out in the table below).
The extra tax applies to anyone, whether you are resident or non-resident, who is buying additional residential properties, for example, a buy-to-let or holiday home, within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As Scotland (a devolved power in terms of property) announced a similar 3% surcharge in its own Budget, it applies to the whole of the UK. To see the official guidance please download the following:


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