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Have you purchased an additional residential property in the last 4 years?

If the property required works, you may be able to claim a rebate for the stamp duty land tax you paid.

Our team specialise in assessing your claim as well as representing you to get back money that could be legally owed to you!

We have claimed over £5M in SDLT rebates from HMRC successfully.

We guarantee to never put you at financial risk as our service is offered on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Have you bought a second home, or added an additional property to your investment portfolio but have found it uninhabitable?

If so, you could claim a stamp duty refund.

At Stamp Duty Claims, we’ve helped thousands of people up and down the country successfully claim back excess payments made to HMRC.

So how do we do this? 

It’s simple. We offer a truly stand-out service, complete with a no-win, no-fee guarantee for financial peace of mind.

From sending us your query to receiving your rebate, you’re in safe hands thanks to our team of tried, tested – and most importantly, trusted – experts.

Everyone who meets the relevant criteria should be entitled to the amount they are owed in overpayments on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). 

That’s where we come in.

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What should you know about Stamp Duty?

In England and Northern Ireland, Stamp Duty is a form of taxation that you are expected to pay if you purchase a piece of land or residential property over a certain price threshold. 

Although certain buyers might benefit from additional stamp duty relief, such as first-time buyers, second home owners will be charged more.

This extra tax also covers leasehold and freehold properties – even if you’re buying outright or with a mortgage – with rates fluctuating depending on the price of the property and where you fall within the ‘Stamp Duty Tax Bands.’

These brackets determine the percentage you will be expected to pay on top of the standard rates. 

These can quickly become costly – especially if you find out that your property has a number of issues.

While there are many instances where you can make claims for stamp duty rebates, our team specialises in helping clients get their money back on properties that are considered ‘uninhabitable’ by SDLT standards. 

Let’s talk legalities

At Stamp Duty Claims, our expert team of consultants, accountants, tax consultants, legal advisors, and chartered surveyors are able to tackle even the most complex SDLT claims. 

Our open, honest and transparent way of doing things has allowed us to claim an impressive £5 million back from HMRC, sparing our clients the stress of filing complicated paperwork and dealing with all that legal legwork. 

So, if you have purchased an ‘uninhabitable property’ within the last four years and think you’ve overpaid, we may be able to help!

If you’ve not heard of HMRC making significant repayments in Stamp Duty, then don’t worry. 

Many members of the public don’t. That’s why our business strives to not only get your money back, but use our expertise to educate those who might be missing out. 

Let’s touch on the case law and some of the factors that assist us in putting together successful claims for our clients. 

PN Bewley LTD vs HMRC

You might not have heard of ‘PN Bewley Ltd vs The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’, which is a case that occurred in January 2019. 

In the ruling, a couple took HMRC to court over Stamp Duty overpayments on a recently bought bungalow. 

Charges on the second property caused them to challenge the then-recent April 2016 SDLT, where taxation had been calculated at a higher rate (in this case, 3%) on the purchase of: 

  • An additional dwelling by an individual 
  • A dwelling purchased by a company

As the bungalow was deemed unsuitable for residential living, the couple won the case – claiming back £6,000 on a £200,000 property. 

This was due to the fact that the property needed serious upkeep following completion, meaning it should not have been considered a ‘dwelling’ when they bought it – and thus, shouldn’t have paid the extra tax. 

This quickly became a stand-out ruling for those unfairly charged higher rates of stamp duty for uninhabitable properties. 

From this case law, our expert team has been able to assess, arrange and provide quality advice for clients who have similar experiences.

Would you like to find out more?

Read our expert’s angle and find more information here.

How do you qualify to make a stamp duty claim?

At Stamp Duty Claims, we know that every case is unique. 

That’s why we spend so much effort understanding our clients’ circumstances before providing tailored advice or guidance – with no financial risk involved. 

As such, the easiest way to find out whether you could be in with a claim for Stamp Duty Land Tax is to pick up the phone or book a free 15-minute assessment call with one of our consultants. 

From there, we’ll be able to determine whether we can help your individual case. 

However, it’s important to remember that we do have set criteria for who is eligible to make a claim with us. 

There are approximately 49 different kinds of SDLT relief available and our experts deal with a very specific type of claim – so it helps to make sure that everyone is on the right lines! 

You might be eligible if you: 

  • Are not a first-time buyer
  • Are not trying to claim for a commercial property 
  • Bought your property within the last four years 
  • Have a property that is classed as ‘uninhabitable’ 

In short, if you are not a first-time buyer, have bought a second or additional property and have paid a higher rate of Stamp Duty tax despite the residential dwelling being ‘uninhabitable’ – we could help!

Still feeling lost?

No sweat! 

Our free, no-obligation consultations are a great way to get your SDLT rebate journey started.

Get in touch with one of our friendly experts for a hassle-free chat. 

We’ll discuss your situation and determine the best course of action – with absolutely nothing to pay upfront.

What is classed as an 'uninhabitable' home?

At Stamp Duty Claims, finding out what an  ‘uninhabitable home’ is in the eyes of HMRC is one of the most common questions we get asked

As HMRC reviews all cases for SDLT on an individual basis, our team of consultants use a free and simple initial assessment to see whether a home could be considered ‘uninhabitable’. 

This helps our clients get a clear view as to whether they are eligible for a rebate.

Some of the most common issues that we have been able to use within successful claims include: 

  • Damp 
  • Asbestos 
  • Structural and Roofing Issues 
  • Mould Growth 
  • Insect infestations 
  • Faults with Electrics, Heating, and Water Supply
  • Missing finishes, floorboards, utilities 
  • And more

You can read the full list of examples here.

To help us build a strong application on your behalf, we will also supplement the case with evidence such as builders’ quotes, improvement notices, building surveys, and photographs. 

Interested in seeing if your second home is eligible for a claim? 

Get in touch with us today.

How long do you have to claim stamp duty back on a second home?

If you think your property has been subjected to an incorrect rate of Stamp Duty, then it’s important to act sooner rather than later.

Here at Stamp Duty Claims, we can help you claim back for a period of four years.

However, it is important to note that if you purchased your secondary property during the SDLT holiday, when rates were significantly lower, the net refund amount for a successful claim would be smaller in reflection of this.

We work quickly to secure everything we need from our clients before creating a strong claim that can be submitted to HMRC.

This gives you peace of mind that your situation is being handled efficiently, so you have plenty of time and energy to focus on the things that matter to you. 

How quickly do you get a stamp duty refund?

At Stamp Duty Claims, we know that your time is precious. 

That’s why we do everything in our power to make sure the process is as seamless as possible, even when we’re dealing with more complex cases. 

In most scenarios, we are able to turn around your refund claim within four to six weeks. 

This runs from when our team confirms that your case is eligible for our services through to when HMRC approves your refund. 

Of course, once the case has been won, you’ll be keen to see your hard-earned cash back where it belongs: in your bank.

That’s why we work hard to provide super-quick payouts, often in as short as 30 days. 

Got a query? 

No problem. 

Whether it’s about an ongoing case or you’d just like some clarification, our dedicated experts are here to help!

How do you make a case with Stamp Duty Claims?

At Stamp Duty Claims, we pride ourselves on a straightforward, transparent service that does right by our clients.

Our expert consultants have impressive track records in successfully securing SDLT overpayments from HMRC, handling all the paperwork and documents to build a case.

Whether you book an assessment call with us directly or raise your interest through our social channels, a member of our team will get in touch within 24 hours.

From here, we’ll ask you a few questions to get the full picture of your circumstances.

This is the best way to see if your property meets the criteria for what is deemed an ‘uninhabitable’ dwelling, so we can quickly determine if our service is a great fit for your needs.

Once a case is confirmed, we can start to get things moving!

All you have to do is get in touch with your solicitor to provide a few relevant documents, such as title deeds and supporting evidence for your claim – and we’ll handle the rest.

Our team of expert consultants will spend the next few weeks crafting a solid argument on your behalf, making an excellent case to put forward.

Why choose Stamp Duty Claims?

We are proud to provide a top-class and hassle-free service to clients up and down the country, offering quality advice that can be relied on.

Our experts have successfully claimed a whopping £5 million back from HMRC, a figure that we are growing day in, and day out.

This is because our dedicated team of consultants has created an effective process that comes without exposure or risk, thanks to our no-win, no-fee policy and practised expertise within the industry.

For proven peace of mind, all of our cases are sent straight to the HMRC technical department to be dealt with directly. We remain in constant contact with these officers until a successful claim is approved and signed off.

Should your claim be questioned or stopped, we work hard to supply more supporting evidence within the 30-day period to get things moving again – but if the case is closed, you will not be expected to pay anything.

We think Stamp Duty Rebates should be simple. That’s why our pricing is, too.

If your claim is successful, our cost is 30% of your refund. If you don’t win, you pay nothing.

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