The primary factor that determines if you qualify for a stamp duty refund is the habitability of your property at the time of purchase. We have a condition assessment tool that can provide an overview of whether you may be eligible for a refund.
Otherwise, to determine if you qualify for a stamp duty refund, you will need to assess if you overpaid the tax during your property purchase. This can occur if the calculation of the tax was incorrect, and you paid more than you were required to. You may also be eligible for a refund if you were not aware of any available reliefs or exceptions that you were entitled to. To claim a refund, you will need to submit a detailed report to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) explaining the reasons for the overpayment and supporting evidence of your eligibility for any reliefs or exceptions.