Excerpt from; Stamp Duty Land Tax Guide For Property Investors.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Introduction

Chapter Summary: This chapter provides an overview of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), a tax for anyone involved in property transactions in the UK.

Key Points

  • What It Is: SDLT is a tax on property and land transactions.
  • Who It Affects: It impacts homebuyers, investors, businesses, and leaseholders.
  • Purpose: The tax generates government revenue and helps regulate the property market.
  • Legal Framework: SDLT is managed by HMRC, with rules varying across the UK.

Main Principles

  • Revenue Generation: SDLT is a vital source of income for the government, supporting public services and infrastructure.
  • Market Regulation: By adjusting SDLT rates, the government can influence the property market, aiming to stabilise it and control property prices.

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This Article Written By Nick Garner
Founder Stamp Duty Advice Bureau
Author of Stamp Duty Land Tax Guide
For Property Investors.