Claim your stamp duty rebate.

If you’ve purchased a property with defects within the past 4 years, you may have overpaid thousands of pounds in Stamp Duty.

What if you could reclaim those excess payments?

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  • No Win No Fee
  • Fully Indemnified Claim
  • £1,000,000s Reclaimed
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Purchased a property with defects? Calculate how much Stamp Duty you may be able to claim back.

Use our handy calculator to see how much you may be able to claim back, should you be eligible for a rebate.


You may be eligible to receive a rebate of:

How is this calculated?

We estimate the Stamp Duty on your home would have been:

Residential: £0.00 (Effective 0.0%)

We could help you reduce the stamp duty paid to:

Non-Residential Rate: £0.00 (Effective 0.0%)

The total rebate you will receive is calculated as the difference between the Stamp Duty you originally paid, and the lower non-residential rate.

A Stamp Duty Expert will contact you for a free, non-obligatory assessment of your potential claim.

Who we serve








Buy to let landlords


Family offices






Buy to let landlords

Family offices


Why would I have overpaid Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the first place?

99% of residential property buyers and/or investors pay the standard rate of Stamp Duty.

Excess payments are likely not intentional but, because property purchases are not a one-size-fits-all transaction, some taxes tend to be overlooked or miscalculated.

Types of stamp duty rebates


If you bought a residential property with defects that affected your quality of living or required repair work, you may be able to claim a Stamp Duty rebate.


If you purchased a dwelling from the personal representatives of a deceased individual, you may be able to claim a Stamp Duty rebate if this was done in the course of a business that consists of purchasing dwellings from the personal representatives of deceased individuals.

Mixed Use

If you bought a property that contained both residential and non-residential elements, you may be able to claim a Stamp Duty rebate.

Multiple Dwellings Relief

If you bought a residential property with more than one unit in the same transaction, you may be able to claim a Stamp Duty rebate.

Sold home within 3 years

If you have sold, or given away, your main home within 3 years of buying a second home then you may be you may be able to claim a Stamp Duty rebate.

Group relief

If you bought a property from a ‘connected party’ then you may be able to claim a Stamp Duty rebate.

Uninhabitable apartment block

If you bought a residential apartment where some or all of the units had defects that affects your quality of living or needs work done in order to improve your quality of living, you may be able to reclaim SDLT.

Granny Annexe

If you bought a residential property with a separate residential dwelling or ‘granny annexe’, you may be able to reclaim SDLT.

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3 steps to make an easy SDLT rebate claim


Determine if your eligible


Collect documentation and submit claim


Receive refund within 6-8 weeks

Frequently asked questions

What qualifies as a defect?

In 2019, a First Tier Tribunal heard a case known as ‘The Bewley Case’ (P N Bewley Ltd v HMRC [2019] TC6951) that set a further legal precedence for reducing high rates of Stamp Duty. Bewley successfully argued that, since his property suffered from substantial defects at the time of purchase, he should have been charged the non-residential rate of stamp duty, rather than the higher residential rate.
The Tribunal ruled that where a residential property was not suitable for use as a dwelling, the lower non-residential rate of stamp duty should have been applied. We can advance claims based on the following (non-exhaustive list of) defects:

  • Defective Heating System
  • Unsafe Electrics
  • Damp/Mould/Rot
  • Structural Issue
  • Non-operational Bathroom or Kitchen
  • Subsidence
  • Asbestos
  • Severe Roof Leaks

If you purchased a residential property which suffered from any of the above, or similar defects, you might be eligible for a stamp duty rebate.

What do I need to prepare for my SDLT rebate assessment?

You would need to provide us with some of the legal documents received from your solicitor at the time of purchase; SDLT5 Certificate, TR1, Sales Contract, Completion Statement. 

We would also require relevant evidence such as surveys, repair invoices and images.

What are your fees in the case of a successful SDLT refund claim?

We operate on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. 

In the case of a successful claim, our service charge is 30% + VAT of the total rebate and interest received. Our minimum fee is £1,000 + VAT.

HMRC has an allowance to revisit claims within 9 months of pay-outs. We fully indemnify claims and, where we are unsuccessful in defending a challenge from HMRC, we return, not only the 30% +VAT fee paid to us, but also any interest or penalties levied by HMRC within this 9 month period. This is a unique part of our service.

How long can I claim after purchasing a property?

HMRC won’t accept stamp duty rebate claims for property purchases that took place more than 4 years ago.