News regarding stamp duty from the chancellors autumn statement
In the chancellors recent autumn statement, he announced that from 23rd September 2022, stamp duty thresholds were increased to encourage home ownership and house building, particularly for first time buyers.
From September 2022, the new standard residential SDLT rates are as follows:
First time buyers Other buyers
£0 – £250,000 0% 0%
£250,001 – £425,000 0% 5%
£425,001 – £925,000 5% 5%
£925,001 – £1.5m 10% 10%
Over £1.5m 12% 12%
Higher rates apply to purchase of additional properties and are three percentage points above standard residential rates. A Non-Resident surcharge applies to purchases of residential property by non-UK residents and is two percentage points above standard residential rates.