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    • By tb990221987 13th Sep 17, 9:34 PM
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    Second home surcharge
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:34 PM
    Second home surcharge 13th Sep 17 at 9:34 PM
    I own my flat, my girlfriend and I would one day like to buy a house together. She is not named on the flat.

    Does anyone know what part or all of the second home stamp duty surcharge would apply if we bought together but I kept the flat for rental income?

    Thanks!
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    • By 00ec25 13th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:57 PM
    I own my flat, my girlfriend and I would one day like to buy a house together. She is not named on the flat.

    Does anyone know what part or all of the second home stamp duty surcharge would apply if we bought together but I kept the flat for rental income?

    Thanks!
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    Originally posted by tb990221987
    read the guide, it is very simple, if you purchase together as joint owners and one of you already has a (retained) property then the higher rate SDLT applies to the WHOLE purchase price not just a part of it

    basics here:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/stamp-duty-land-tax-buying-an-additional-residential-property

    full blown guide here:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stamp-duty-land-tax-higher-rates-for-purchases-of-additional-residential-properties
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