Married and both own homes? Watch out for stamp duty when remortgaging

If you and your spouse/civil partner both owned property before getting together and are now remortgaging, watch out...
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  • TammykittyTammykitty Forumite
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    Is it the mortgage or the house value that has to below £80,000?
  • Surely you have legally acquired an interest at the point of marriage, unless there is a pre-nup agreement in place?


    Can they enforce that in a court of law?!
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    malc_bmalc_b Forumite
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    edited 11 November 2016 at 11:02AM
    How does this work when you are left a property in a will? Typically say man and wife jointly own their current home and are then left a property, i.e. to one or both jointly. Then one or both have 2 properties. Or maybe one inherits the property but they decide to transfer 50% to the other, that is put it in joint names for simplicity.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    If there is no consideration then no SDLT.
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    Mister_E wrote: »
    Surely you have legally acquired an interest at the point of marriage, unless there is a pre-nup agreement in place?


    Can they enforce that in a court of law?!

    The key thing is the person is taking on the debt that is what the SDLT is based on not the equity.
  • Alter_egoAlter_ego Forumite
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    This is patently unfair because moving in with a partner (Or marrying) where no mortgage is involved will not trigger the tax even though circumstances are identical.
    I am not a cat (But my friend is)
  • Can someone help clarify what's best in these circumstance? Thanks

    Live with GF in her house.
    Own flat which rent out and part own another rented out property (no mortgage on that one)
    Getting married next August
    My flat fixed mortgage deal up in March (£40k), her house fixed deal up in June (£150k)

    My (limited) common sense says to put both mortgages together under both our names. However, will this be more hassle/cost than it's worth?
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