Are you considering selling? We have a high demand for properties in the Oswestry and surrounding areas. Please ring one of our team at Oswestry on 01691 679595 for your free market appraisal.                                                                     


You can use the search function on our website to find details of all the properties we currently have for sale in North Shropshire, Powys, Ceredigion and Gwynedd. We understand however that the information available on the Internet is limited and you may want to get more of a "feel" for the property before you view. If so please call the MMP office indicated as our friendly staff have unrivalled local knowledge and will be able to help. 

Stamp Duty Rates

When you buy a property you may be required to pay stamp duty tax, depending on the value.  New stamp duty rates were introduced from December 2014.  Under the new rules buyers pay tax on amounts between bands, not on the full purchase price of a property.

The table below shows stamp duty rates for residential property purchased in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Stamp duty rates for anyone purchasing an additional property will change after April 2016.  Additional property includes buy to let investments and second homes.            

Stamp Duty Rates (Residential)

Band Normal Rate Additional Property *
* Higher stamp duty rates for additional property from April 2016.                             ** For additional property the first £40k will attract 0% tax. From £40k to £125K the rate will be 3% on full purchase price.
less than £125k 0% 3%**
£125k to £250k 2% 5%
£250k to £925k 5% 8%
£925k to £1.5m 10% 13%
rest over £1.5m 12% 15%

No tax will be paid on the first £125,000 of a property.  Between £125,000 and £250,000 buyers will pay 2% within this band, 5% on the portion between £250,000 and £925,000, 10% within the next band up to £1.5 million and 12% over that. For additional property, such as buy to let or second homes, there will a 3% surcharge applied to all bands from April 2016.

For current calculations, click here for the stamp duty calculator:-

Freehold sales and transfers (Non-residential and mixed use including Commercial)

(You can also use this table to work out the SDLT rate for a lease premium).

Property or lease premium or transfer valueSDLT rate
Up to £150,000 - freehold or leasehold with annual rent under £1,000 Zero
Up to £150,000 - leasehold with annual rent of £1,000 or more 1%
£150,001 to £250,000 1%
£250,001 to £500,000 3%
Over £500,000 4%

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