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    First-timer I am looking to purchase a buy to let property through a newly created business this will now be my job will I have to pay stamp duty on this any help would be appreciated

    If you haven’t already looked in to basic information like that which is readily available through a quick google search then you should be asking yourself if you’re ready to turn buy to let in to a job.
    Expenses such as stamp duty and tax rates are the main factors that influence whether to set up a company to run the property business through so stamp duty should really have been looked in to before deciding to buy through a company.


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        Short answer is yes, and you’ll have to pay an additional 3% over the standard residential rates because it’s buy-to-let.

        More information:


          As first time buyer , you can buy a property (under your own name for self occupation ) up to £300K and claim exemption for sdlt ( = Nil ) ..

          If you buy for BTL property ( under your name or company name ) then you should expect to pay sdlt + 3% ( if property price over £40K ).

          You can check this out by asking for a quotation from a local solicitor firm offering conveyancing service.


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