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    • NicholaRooke
    • By NicholaRooke 7th Aug 18, 2:17 PM
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    Complicated Stamp Duty Question
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    • 7th Aug 18, 2:17 PM
    Complicated Stamp Duty Question 7th Aug 18 at 2:17 PM
    My husband and I are buying a house.
    He is technically a home-owner already since he and his sister inherited their parents house, owning 50% of the property each. His sister lives in this property.
    He has not lived in the property for 6 years as we have been co-habiting in rental accommodation.
    We are now buying our first property, his sister will remain in the inherited house.
    It seems stamp duty applies to him, is that right? Even though the inherited property is not his main residence and hasn't been for some time?
    Is there any way around this?
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 7th Aug 18, 2:21 PM
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    Not just Stamp Duty, but the Additional 3% Stamp Duty if his share is worth more than 40k.

    The additional 3% is solved by selling his half of the house. There isn't a solution to the FTB element as he isn't a first time buyer (owner, in this case)

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    • By Pixie5740 7th Aug 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 2:26 PM
    My husband and I are buying a house.
    He is technically a home-owner already since he and his sister inherited their parents house, owning 50% of the property each. His sister lives in this property.
    He has not lived in the property for 6 years as we have been co-habiting in rental accommodation.
    We are now buying our first property, his sister will remain in the inherited house.
    It seems stamp duty applies to him, is that right? Even though the inherited property is not his main residence and hasn't been for some time?
    Is there any way around this?
    Originally posted by NicholaRooke
    When you say. "he is technically a home-owner already," what you actually mean is that he is legally a home-owner already, it's not a technicality.

    As well as a legal owner is your husband also a beneficial owner of the property his sister lives in? Can his sister afford to buy him out?
    • SDLT Geek
    • By SDLT Geek 7th Aug 18, 3:11 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 3:11 PM
    Has he inherited his half share in the last three years? There are special SDLT rules around shares not exceeding 50% acquired in the last three years.
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