Stamp Duty Calculator

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:

  • Buy a freehold property
  • Buy a new or existing leasehold property
  • Buy a property through a shared ownership scheme
  • Are transferred land or property in exchange for payment e.g. you take on a mortgage or buy a share in a house

You pay Stamp Duty on increasing portions of the property price above £125,000. Unless you are a first time buyer, then Stamp Duty is waivered for a purchase of up to £300,000.

Property or lease premium or transfer value SDLT rate
Up to £125,000 (excluding purchases below £40,000)  
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%

For Example:

If you buy a house for £275,000, the SDLT you owe is calculated as follows:

  • 0% on the first £125,000 = £0
  • 2% on the next £125,000 = £2,500
  • 5% on the final £25,000 = £1,250
  • Total SDLT payable = £3,750

SDLT calculator

To work out how much Stamp Duty you will have to pay, click here which will take you to the website.

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.

Use the SDLT calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.

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