We have a lots of very happy buyers today. After todays announcement by Chancellor George Osborne after he reveals stamp duty reforms.

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George Osborne has set out changes

to stamp duty which he says will benefit 98% of homebuyers, as he delivered his Autumn Statement to the Commons.

The chancellor said the current system, where the amount owed jumps at each threshold level, would be replaced by a graduated rate, similar to income tax. The change comes in at midnight tonight (4.12.14)

New changes confirmed on the government website today.

SDLT rates from 4 December 2014

SDLT is charged at different rates depending on the portion of the purchase price that falls into each rate band.

Before 4 December 2014, SDLTwas charged as a single percentage of the property price.

Where contracts have been exchanged on or before 3 December 2014, and the transaction is completed on 4 December or later, you can choose whether you follow the new or the old rules.


No tax on the first  £125,000 paid2% on the portion up to £250,0005% on the portion up to £925,000

10%  on the portion up to £1.5 million

12% on everything above that.


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