Start your stamp duty claim today.

If you
– You bought a residential property,
– Purchased within the last 4 years,
– Needed renovation at purchase,
– Acquired it as an investment,
– Paid ‘second property’ SDLT,

You might have overpaid stamp duty
and could lawfully reclaim.

Contact us today to discuss
your reclaim case.

Next step.

Reclaim your overpaid stamp duty.

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Why us

Get expert advice to pay the correct stamp duty and save money.

At Stamp Duty Advice Bureau, our goal is to help you pay the correct amount of stamp duty. Our team of experts will assist you in getting the best possible outcome, whether it’s a refund or a lower rate of stamp duty. Trust us to guide you through the process with transparency and fairness.

Our services.

Help recover overpaid stamp duty for property owners.

Expert preparation of case files to assist clients in securing lower non-residential property stamp duty rates.

Technically, what are you as a business?

For stamp duty reclaims, we act as an agent on your behalf when dealing with HMRC to represent your case for obtaining a stamp duty refund if appropriate.
For stamp duty case files, we offer expert advice and file evidence to correctly assess your property as non-residential before purchase.

What is the typical time frame before HMRC no longer disputes a stamp duty refund request?

If you make a stamp duty reclaim, HMRC usually has up to 9 months to challenge the decision. To be ready for any possible challenges, it’s recommended to keep the stamp duty savings at hand for 9 months.

How can I calculate the amount of stamp duty I overpaid?

Yes, you may be eligible for a refund if you overpaid stamp duty. However, to determine if you are eligible for a refund, you will need to assess the specific circumstances of your case, including the property price, type, and purchase method. To reclaim the overpaid stamp duty, you will need to submit a detailed report to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) explaining the reasons for the overpayment and any reliefs or exceptions that were missed.

What evidence do I need to provide for a stamp duty refund?

To claim a stamp duty refund, you need to provide evidence to support your claim. This evidence may include:

  • Proof of purchase, such as a copy of the purchase agreement or the title deed.
  • Details of the property, including its address, size, and description.
  • Information on the date of purchase, the purchase price, and the amount of stamp duty paid.
  • Any relevant receipts, invoices, or other supporting documentation that demonstrate the reasons for the overpayment.
  • A detailed report that explains why you believe the stamp duty was mis-assessed, and how you believe the amount overpaid should be refunded.
  • It is important to keep accurate records and gather all relevant evidence before making a claim, as this will increase your chances of success.

How long does it take to get a stamp duty refund?

The time it takes to receive a stamp duty refund varies and depends on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the workload of HMRC, and the availability of the required documentation and evidence. On average, it can take anywhere from 5 weeks to 3 months to process a stamp duty refund claim and receive the refund payment.

What are the potential risks of making a stamp duty refund claim?

Risks with us: 

Our stamp duty refund service operates on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that we will build a case for you and present it to HMRC. If your claim is accepted, the refund will be made directly to you. Only then will we invoice you for our fees.

For our case assessment service, we charge an upfront fee, which is fully explained on our website.

Risks with HMRC:

Making a claim with HMRC for a stamp duty refund is a low risk process. You will provide them with a truthful account and evidence that shows your property was not suitable for living in at the time of purchase. HMRC will then review the information and determine if they should give you a refund, just like they have done for thousands of others.

Do you reimburse your fees if HMRC contests my claim and decides to recover the money?

Yes, we will refund 100% of our fees.

What is the process for claiming a stamp duty overpayment refund?

To claim a stamp duty refund, you need to check eligibility, gather relevant documents, submit a report to HMRC, and wait for their review. If approved, you will receive a refund via check or direct deposit.

Eligibility is determined by the habitability of the property at the time of purchase or if the tax was overpaid due to incorrect calculations or missed reliefs/exceptions. A condition assessment tool is available to determine eligibility.

Keep records and documentation for future enquiries. The time frame for the process varies, depending on case complexity and HMRC workload.

Can I get a refund if I used Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR)?

It is possible to get a refund for overpaid stamp duty if you used Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) during the property transaction. If there was an error in the calculation or if the conditions for MDR were not met, it may be possible to reclaim some of the overpaid tax.

However, the likelihood of success will depend on the specific circumstances of the case, including the evidence available to support the claim and the accuracy of the documentation and calculations.