Stamp Duty

The rate of stamp duty / stamp duty reserve tax on the transfer of shares and securities is generally payable at 0.5 per cent.

  Stamp Duty Land Tax



Value up to £125,000*Nil
Over £125,000* to £250,0001%**
Over £250,000 to £500,0003%
Over £500,000 to £1,000,000 ***4%
Over £1,000,000 ***5%***


* £150,000 for non-residential property and residential property in disadvantaged areas. Special rules apply for new zero-carbon homes.
** First time buyers nil.
*** Residential property only.

  New Leases



Duty is charged according to the net present value of all the rental payments over the term of the lease (NPV), with a single rate of 1% on residential NPV's over £125,000 and on non-residential NPV's over £150,000.
VAT is excluded from treatment as consideration provided the landlord has not opted to charge VAT by the time the lease is granted.

  Lease premiums



Duty on premiums is the same as for transfers of land (except that the zero rate does not apply where rent of over £600 annually is also payable).