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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 17th Apr 14, 3:43 PM
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    MSE News: Urgent stamp duty rebate - are you due up to £1,500?
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    • 17th Apr 14, 3:43 PM
    MSE News: Urgent stamp duty rebate - are you due up to £1,500? 17th Apr 14 at 3:43 PM
    "Up to 300,000 homeowners who bought a property in a 'disadvantaged' area over the past decade could reclaim up to £1,500..."

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    • charlie3090
    • By charlie3090 17th Apr 14, 5:33 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 5:33 PM
    Blimey,what a headache,
    it will not let you file online,you cant print a paper form,
    or maybe im just thick lol,
    Charlie
    • dimbo61
    • By dimbo61 17th Apr 14, 5:37 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 5:37 PM
    !!!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!! paid £160,000 !!!!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 17th Apr 14, 5:49 PM
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    • #4
    • 17th Apr 14, 5:49 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 5:49 PM
    How can areas in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea be classed as 'disadvantaged'?

    You cannot buy a property for £150k in these places!
    • AnnieO1234
    • By AnnieO1234 17th Apr 14, 6:01 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 6:01 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 6:01 PM
    I too can figure a simple way to do this without writing to LR. Help?

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    • charlie3090
    • By charlie3090 17th Apr 14, 6:02 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 6:02 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 6:02 PM
    its very strange I must admit,where I live is considered one of the nicest parts of the town but is the only area on the list.I paid 135,000 in 2004 and paid stamp duty,
    I guess I will write to them and see if they will do anything without the elusive form.
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 17th Apr 14, 8:35 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 8:35 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 8:35 PM
    Blimey,what a headache,
    it will not let you file online,you cant print a paper form,
    or maybe im just thick lol,
    Charlie
    Originally posted by charlie3090
    there is a unique reference number on each SDLT 1 form so you cannot simply print off a generic form you must order an individual form direct from HMRC which will then be specific to you (hence they prefer you to ddo things online as the system can handle it easier)

    If you want a paper form then they prefer that you order it via their automated online ordering system rather than them having to deal with letters or phone calls

    as per the guide you simply request a SDLT1
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus/staustellform.htm
    • jobdone1
    • By jobdone1 17th Apr 14, 9:42 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 9:42 PM
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    • 17th Apr 14, 9:42 PM
    So with the bank holidays not a lot of time then. SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT WHEN YOU WANT YOUR CASH BACK
    • charlie3090
    • By charlie3090 18th Apr 14, 3:42 AM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 3:42 AM
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    • 18th Apr 14, 3:42 AM
    there is a unique reference number on each SDLT 1 form so you cannot simply print off a generic form you must order an individual form direct from HMRC which will then be specific to you (hence they prefer you to ddo things online as the system can handle it easier)

    If you want a paper form then they prefer that you order it via their automated online ordering system rather than them having to deal with letters or phone calls

    as per the guide you simply request a SDLT1
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus/staustellform.htm
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Thankyou so much,I was reading the mse article and it said the fastest way is online but when you read through the guidance it says an individual needs to do a paper based form,
    thanks again,
    Charlie.
    • AnnieO1234
    • By AnnieO1234 18th Apr 14, 4:59 AM
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    The guidance direct from LR is that after twelve months you must write to them preferably with the Land Transaction Return number from your original SDLT return.

    Question - what about interest? More importantly what about the solicitors who didn't check properly?

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    • sjoh0961
    • By sjoh0961 18th Apr 14, 6:49 AM
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    Shared ownership?
    Hi All.

    We bought a shared ownership property for £115k, and we were (badly) advised to pay stamp duty on the full amount (£250k), because we then wouldn't have to pay stamp duty on any further portions, if we 'stair-cased'.

    Anyone got any ideas on whether we'd qualify for this rebate?

    I guess it's worth filling in the form...

    Tim
    • teabelly
    • By teabelly 18th Apr 14, 9:36 AM
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    I queried the solicitor when I bought. I paid exactly £150,000. They said I had to pay as the exemption was only up to £149,999.99!

    Looks like they were wrong and I was right.

    Can you just write to the stamp duty office with a copy of the original return and ask for a rebate that way? I have the completion statements etc.

    Does the office accept recorded delivery letters as clearly with the tight timescales normal first class post which isn't guaranteed or traceable might not be wise?
    • KnightSmile
    • By KnightSmile 18th Apr 14, 10:32 AM
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    Why are some areas exempt from stamp duty?
    • Aquamania
    • By Aquamania 18th Apr 14, 10:39 AM
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    I queried the solicitor when I bought. I paid exactly £150,000. They said I had to pay as the exemption was only up to £149,999.99!
    Originally posted by teabelly
    I'm no fan of gazundering, but if a 1p reduction would have saved me £1500.00, I know what I would have done.

    I think what astonishes me more is that your solicitor, who you paid good money to, did not advise you. The money would have more than covered their fees.

    No seller is going to walk away from a £150k deal for the sake of a penny.
    • teabelly
    • By teabelly 18th Apr 14, 11:26 AM
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    I'm no fan of gazundering, but if a 1p reduction would have saved me £1500.00, I know what I would have done.

    I think what astonishes me more is that your solicitor, who you paid good money to, did not advise you. The money would have more than covered their fees.

    No seller is going to walk away from a £150k deal for the sake of a penny.
    Originally posted by Aquamania
    It wasn't until the completion statement that I knew anything about it.

    Property was a repossession and deadlines were tight anyway so upsetting things by balking over £1500 could have lost me the house.
    • charlie3090
    • By charlie3090 18th Apr 14, 2:19 PM
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    The guidance direct from LR is that after twelve months you must write to them preferably with the Land Transaction Return number from your original SDLT return.

    Question - what about interest? More importantly what about the solicitors who didn't check properly?

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    Originally posted by AnnieO1234
    Thanks for this, I suspect I will run into problems,I have never recieved any documentation for this,all I got was the solicitors bill so all I have now is the name of the solicitor and date of purchase,
    I have nothing to lose by writing,but theres a bit of me thats wonders if the solicitor knew about this and kept the money.
    I will call the solicitors on Tues but as its almost 10 years ago I doubt if they still have records from that long ago.
    Even if it doesnt work for me,I hope that someone reading this thread can get a result,
    Charlie.
    • littlebluebird
    • By littlebluebird 19th Apr 14, 2:58 PM
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    HMRC arrg!
    I am having the same problem.
    Now will have to hope the solicitor has the right documents as I only have a receipt and a letter saying please sign the SDLT form.
    • karlie88
    • By karlie88 19th Apr 14, 3:05 PM
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    £154,000.

    Bummer.

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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 19th Apr 14, 3:47 PM
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    Strange that the Scotland list includes AB1 and AB2 postcodes when those postcodes don't exist. It starts at AB10 and goes to AB99. Very odd.
    • alexanderalexander
    • By alexanderalexander 20th Apr 14, 8:32 AM
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    How can areas in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea be classed as 'disadvantaged'?

    You cannot buy a property for £150k in these places!
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Firstly the list was put together a good few years ago when there would have been plenty of ex-council flats and studios available for sub-£150k in the less desirable areas of K&C and Westminster.


    Secondly, from what I know of the particular areas listed for K&C and Westminster they are the most council estate heavy and least central parts of the boroughs (that's not to say you could buy a flat there these days for sub-£150k these days though, of course....).
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