Stamp Duty Land Tax – it’s effect on house prices and ways to reduce it
Posted on 18th February 2022 at 17:09
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) receipts last year were extremely different in comparison to previous years. This is due to a number of factors; the SDLT tax relief for properties worth up to £500,000 ended June, 2021 and the tax relief for properties worth between £125,000 and £250,000 was also brought to an end on September 30.
These two deadlines created a huge spike people complete purchases properties under these thresholds thereby avoiding having to pay SDLT. According to Government data, transactions in October to December last year were 10% lower than the previous quarter, and 13% lower than Q4 2020.