HMRC might owe you a Stamp Duty Rebate.

You may have overpaid thousands of pounds in Stamp Duty if you’ve purchased a property within the past 4 years.

What if you could reclaim those excess payments?

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  • No Win No Fee
  • Fully Indemnified Claim
  • £100,000s Reclaimed
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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.

Am I eligible to claim a refund for a Stamp Duty overpayment?

If you purchased a residential property that had some defects which affected your quality of living, or that required work in order to improve your quality of living, you may be able to reclaim SDLT.

Qualification Criteria:
  • Primary residential property worth over £950k, or
  • Buy-to-let, or second property, purchased for £50k+
  • The property was purchased within the last 4 years
  • The property had qualifying defects at the time of purchase

Recent claims

How much can I expect to get back should my claim be valid and approved?

Every case is different. In some cases, we were able to arrange a rebate of up to 60% of the original SDLT paid. Some of the cases that we’ve successfully claimed refunds for:

Steven B Primary Residence
Rebate Received £9,337.00
Purchase price £1,100,000.00
Stamp Duty Paid £53,750.00
Gary H Primary Residence
Rebate Received £26,795.00
Purchase price £1,485,000.00
Stamp Duty Paid £89,750.00
Matt S Buy to Let
Rebate Received £8,817.35
Purchase price £274,000.00
Stamp Duty Paid £11,920.00
Ben G Primary Residence
Rebate Received £17,397.00
Purchase price £1,260,000.00
Stamp Duty Paid £69,750.00
Zev S Buy to Let
Rebate Received £13,044.95
Purchase price £410,000.00
Stamp Duty Paid £22,800.00
Ashkey P Buy to Let
Rebate Received £2,502.33
Purchase price £82,500.00
Stamp Duty Paid £2,475.00
Susanna K Primary Residence
Rebate Received £42,478.00
Purchase price £1,680,000.00
Stamp Duty Paid £115,350.00
Jonathan P Buy to Let
Rebate Received £2,340.51
Purchase price £77,500.00
Stamp Duty Paid £2,325.00

3 Steps to make an easy SDLT rebate claim

Determine if you’re eligible

We’ll collect information from you about your property, and assess the eligibility of your claim.

Collect documentation and submit claim

Our legal team will compile and submit the claim to HMRC on your behalf, as well as defend any possible challenges.

If successful, a refund is usually received within 6-8 weeks from HMRC

You can expect your refund within 6-8 weeks of submitting the claim to HMRC, should your application be accepted.

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.