Our client purchased a property and incurred the full SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) on the value.
The property was derelict however, and our Tax Director, Phil Kinzett-Evans advised a claim on the basis it was not a ‘dwelling’ as it was not capable of being occupied as such. This claim was made on the basis of PN Bewley v HMRC.
The result was a refund of £130,000+ on the SDLT, and we are now also able to make a reclaim in respect of a subsequent property which our clients purchased as an additional dwelling.
This is great news for the client who can expect more money to come.
Our client says: “Great result and thanks for your support and guidance with this matter.”
Even if you are using a solicitor, it can be worth you or them seeking extra advice from a specialist in Stamp Duty Land Tax when buying or selling property.
Please get in touch with us if you believe that you could reduce your stamp duty liability.
Our Stamp Duty tax advisers will review your position briefly and advise whether we can help, following which we will draft detailed advice for a tax reclaim to be made.
Find out more about Stamp Duty Land Tax and how we have helped other clients.