Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday – what you need to know
Last updated: 01 April 2021
The Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday deadline for England, Northern Ireland and Wales is Wednesday 30 June 2021.
For the latest information on Stamp Duty Land Tax in England, including rates and additional surcharges, please visit the government's website.
Also in Scotland and Wales, stamp duty rates and bands have been temporarily changed, but are different to England. Find out how this affects Scotland and Wales.
Please ensure you’ve read all the information on this page to help your application progress as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
We update our average service levels every day, so to get an indication of how long it’ll take us to process your case, check our service levels.
We’re continuing to assess and sign off cases using automated and desktop valuations where possible.
Local Authority Searches
We require conveyancers to carry out all the usual and necessary searches and enquiries. It’s important your client allows enough time for searches to be completed.
Certificate of Title
We require at least five days’ notice when submitting a Certificate of Title.
Top tips to ensure your case is packaged correctly
- Key application details accurately in the system
- Attach all required documents individually, at the same time as submitting the application. Consider using a scanning app.
- Attach the right document (and not more than is asked for) to the correct requirement in the system.
- Notify us of changes as soon as possible
Stamp Duty calculator
To calculate the SDLT for your clients property, use the stamp duty calculator on the Money Advice Service website.
Does this affect Scotland and Wales?
In Scotland, the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced SDLT in 2015. LBTT rates also have the 3% surcharge on additional residential properties. For more information visit www.revenue.scot.
In Wales, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) was introduced from 1 April 2018. LTT rates also have the 3% surcharge on additional residential properties. For more information visit https://beta.gov.wales/welsh-revenue-authority.