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    • darkan9el
    • By darkan9el 10th Jan 18, 3:13 PM
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    Stamp Duty Exempt?
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    Stamp Duty Exempt? 10th Jan 18 at 3:13 PM
    Hi all, How do I find out if my house is Stamp Duty Exempt.

    When I originally purchased my house it was exempt from stamp duty, 11 years on and I want to transfer ownership, effectively removing my name and put it in my partners name. We have established affordability and have a mortgage in principal so all's good there, at the last minute they mentioned stamp duty and I told her when I bought the house it was stamp duty exempt, she seemed surprised at that but nevertheless that is what I was told by the solicitors that were assisting me in the purchase.

    As a side note what is the current cost for searches etc, I live in Nottinghamshire and have been quoted approx £900 that seems a bit steep to me?
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 10th Jan 18, 3:15 PM
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    It might not be the property itself that was exempt. Were you a FTB 11 years ago?
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    It may have been exempt at the time you bought (some postcodes were) but that was a temporary concession, not a permanent thing. Or there was nothing to pay for some other reason. You need to assess it by the current rules.

    I presume the £900 is the total bill, not just for searches?!
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    • By G_M 10th Jan 18, 3:23 PM
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    ...... I told her when I bought the house it was stamp duty exempt, she seemed surprised at that .....

    As a side note what is the current cost for searches etc, I live in Nottinghamshire and have been quoted approx £900 that seems a bit steep to me?
    Originally posted by darkan9el
    11 years on, roperties are not exempt.

    But some buyers may be. The buyer needs to assess their circumstances against the current rules.

    What does the £900 cover? 'Searches' is far too vague a description.
    Last edited by G_M; 11-01-2018 at 2:28 PM.
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    • 10th Jan 18, 6:57 PM
    Hi all, How do I find out if my house is Stamp Duty Exempt.

    When I originally purchased my house it was exempt from stamp duty, 11 years on and I want to transfer ownership, effectively removing my name and put it in my partners name. We have established affordability and have a mortgage in principal so all's good there, at the last minute they mentioned stamp duty and I told her when I bought the house it was stamp duty exempt, she seemed surprised at that but nevertheless that is what I was told by the solicitors that were assisting me in the purchase.

    As a side note what is the current cost for searches etc, I live in Nottinghamshire and have been quoted approx £900 that seems a bit steep to me?
    Originally posted by darkan9el
    why not read the rules yourself?

    https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax/land-and-property-transfers
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