If all buyers of a property are individuals, you or your representative can request a refund for the surcharge paid. To be eligible, every purchaser must spend at least 183 days in the UK within any continuous 365-day period:
– starting no later than 364 days before the transaction’s effective date
– ending no more than 365 days after the transaction’s effective date
The transaction’s effective date is typically the completion date. To claim the repayment, you must apply within 2 years from the effective date of the transaction.