Prior to founding Stamp Duty Advice Bureau, I founded Invesmore, a property sourcing business that focuses on buy to let properties for investors. As we worked with more and more clients, we started to notice that some of their properties were in poor condition, yet they were still being charged the full residential rate of stamp duty. I was curious about this and started to look into the situation more closely. What I discovered was shocking: tens of thousands of buyers every year were not paying the correct amount of stamp duty because their properties were being wrongly classified as residential.
This was a problem that needed to be addressed. So, I decided to take action and create a new service to help people claim back the overpaid stamp duty. We developed a comprehensive process to assess the condition of properties and determine whether they should be classified as residential or non-residential. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive a fair refund from HMRC.
As part of my personal commitment to educating homebuyers, I have nearly 1,700 students enrolled in my 3 Udemy property courses.
I am proud of the work we have done so far and the positive impact it has had on our clients’ lives. It’s incredibly rewarding to help people get back the money they are due and to make the property buying process a little bit easier for everyone.