What is classed as a linked transaction?

Linked transactions are those which form part of a single scheme, arrangement or series of transactions between the same vendor and purchaser or, in either case, persons connected with them.

How do you calculate multiple dwelling relief?

SDLT relief for multiple dwellings

1. divide the total amount paid for the properties by the number of dwellings.
2. work out the tax due on this figure.
3. multiply this amount of tax by the number of dwellings.

Do you round SDLT up or down?

The amount of SDLT chargeable is calculated using a marginal rate system, with each rate of tax applying the portion of the chargeable consideration that falls within each tax band. The amount calculated is round down to the nearest pound.

How is SDLT calculated for linked leases?

SDLT on successive linked leases is calculated as though the series of leases were one lease granted:

1. at the time the first lease in the series was granted;
2. for a term equal to the aggregate of terms of all the leases in the series; and.
3. in consideration of the rent payable under all of the leases in the series.

Can I claim stamp duty back if I sell my second home?

Second home stamp duty refund You will be eligible for a stamp duty refund on your second home surcharge if you sell your main residence within three years of paying the additional 3%.

What is classed as a linked transaction for SDLT purposes?

When 2 or more property transactions involve the same buyer and seller, they count as ‘linked’ for SDLT . HMRC may count people connected to a buyer or seller as being the same buyer or seller.

What is the SDLT rate?

Rates for a single property

Property or lease premium or transfer value SDLT rate
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%

What is an SDLT 1 form?

What is a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) form? SDLT is a tax on transactions, not documents. When you buy a property or land, you must fill in a Land Transaction Return (SDLT1) and send it to HMRC. Your conveyancer/solicitor will normally complete the return for you as part of handling the transaction.

Who pays SDLT on a lease?

The seller is now required to post completion of their lease, pay the SDLT and register the lease. They are now also required to pay a tax based penalty and interest on the initial £7,000 SDLT payment – all because they didn’t use a solicitor at the time.