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A buyer and seller have agreed a discounted purchase price for a property. Is SDLT payable on the original or discounted price and does the analysis depend on the wording in the transfer?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/05/2017

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  • A buyer and seller have agreed a discounted purchase price for a property. Is SDLT payable on the original or discounted price and does the analysis depend on the wording in the transfer?

A buyer and seller have agreed a discounted purchase price for a property. Is SDLT payable on the original or discounted price and does the analysis depend on the wording in the transfer?

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is charged on the chargeable consideration for a land transaction. A land transaction is an acquisition of a chargeable interest.

Chargeable consideration has a particular meaning for SDLT purposes and is defined in section 50 of the Finance Act 2003 (FA 2003) and FA 2003, Sch 4. Chargeable consideration includes

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