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Claiming a Stamp Duty Refund

A realistic depiction of a professional office setting focused on the stamp duty process. The image shows a well-lit desk with documents, including property deeds, financial papers with 'Stamp Duty' prominently displayed on a large stamp about to be pressed down. Surrounding items include financial calculators, pens, and glasses, highlighting the importance of stamp duty in property transactions.

If you've bought a second property without selling your original main residence, you might be eligible for a refund on the higher stamp duty rate under certain conditions. The most common scenario for eligibility is when you subsequently sell your former main residence.


The government allows a grace period of up to three years from the purchase date of your new property to complete the sale of your previous one, during which you can apply for a refund of the additional stamp duty paid. This refund process must be conducted directly through HM Revenue and Customs, and it's crucial to submit your claim within 12 months following the sale completion of your prior property.


For specialised assistance with conveyancing or to request a quotation, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are dedicated to offering professional support throughout this process.



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