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Navigate the Stamp Duty Maze

Buying a property is an exciting journey, yet it involves navigating through the complexities of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). Cooke & Co, in collaboration with Suitable Choices, is here to guide you through this financial maze, ensuring a seamless experience in acquiring your dream property.

Understanding Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty is a tax paid on property purchases above a certain price in the UK. The amount varies based on the property price and your circumstances, such as if you're a first-time buyer or purchasing an additional property.

How Cooke & Co Can Help:

  • Expert Guidance: We have been selling Thanet homes for over 30 years, and our partnership with Suitable Choices, who have been helping clients for over 25 years, means you get the best advice for buying, selling, and investing with mortgage and financial advice tailored to your needs.
  • Personalised Advice: We understand that every buyer's situation is unique. Our experts provide personalised consultations to navigate Stamp Duty efficiently.
  • Seamless Process: From property search to completion, we ensure that all aspects of your purchase, including Stamp Duty, are handled smoothly.

Stamp Duty Bands and Rates:

Property Price Standard Rate First-Time Buyers Additional Properties
Up to £125,000 0% 0% 3%
£125,001 - £250,000 2% 0% 5%
£250,001 - £925,000 5% 5% 8%
£925,001 - £1.5 million 10% 10% 13%
Above £1.5 million 12% 12% 15%

For a detailed calculation of how much Stamp Duty you might need to pay, visit HMRC's SDLT calculator.

Minimising Your Stamp Duty

There are legal avenues to potentially reduce your Stamp Duty, such as accounting for removable fixtures. Our experts can advise on what might be applicable to your purchase.

If you're looking to make a property purchase and need expert guidance on navigating Stamp Duty, contact Cooke & Co today. Let us make your property buying experience as straightforward and enjoyable as possible.

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