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Stamp duty refunds scam

Stamp duty refunds scam

Over the past few years, there have been some interesting opportunities for making claims for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refund claims. It should be noted that to be successful, these claims must meet quite specific criteria. For example, there may be scope for...
Increased rates for second homes in Wales

Increased rates for second homes in Wales

The Welsh government has announced that it is increasing the maximum amount that local authorities can charge as a council tax premium on second homes and long-term empty properties from 100% to 300%. The new policy is set to come into effect from April 2023 and will...
Valuing property for ATED

Valuing property for ATED

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is a tax payable by certain Non-Natural Persons (NNPs) that own interests in dwellings valued at more than £500,000. These provisions affect certain companies, partnerships with company members and managers of...
SDLT change for mixed use buildings

SDLT change for mixed use buildings

HMRC’s published guidance on the application of the 3% higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been updated. The higher rates of SDLT were introduced on 1 April 2016 and apply to purchases of additional residential property such as buy to let and second...