Stamp Duty Land Tax

You can use our Stamp Duty Land Tax calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.

You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The current SDLT threshold is £125,000 for residential properties and £150,000 for non-residential land and properties.

You pay the tax when you:

Higher rates for additional properties

From 1 April 2016, you’ll usually have to pay 3% on top of the normal SDLT rates if buying a new residential property means you’ll own more than one.

Residential property rates

Property or lease premium or transfer value
SDLT rate
Up to £125,000
0%
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%

Non-residential and mixed use land and property rates

Property or lease premium or transfer value
SDLT rate
Up to £150,000 – freehold or leasehold with annual rent under £1,000
Zero
Up to £150,000 – leasehold with annual rent of £1,000 or more
2%
£150,001 to £250,000
5%
£250,001 to £500,000
10%
Over £500,000
12%

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