Stamp duty calculator

How much you pay depends on the price of the property, where it is and when you complete. There are discounts for first time buyers.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Our stamp duty calculation is for guidance only. Tax rules can change and people's circumstances are different.

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Our stamp duty calculation is for guidance only. Tax rules can change and people's circumstances are different.

What is stamp duty

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax in England and Northern Ireland. It usually applies to residential properties, or pieces of land, that cost more than £125,000.

Scotland and Wales have their own taxes that are equal to stamp duty.

You'll pay:

  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland

  • Land Transaction Tax (LTT) in Wales

Who has to pay stamp duty

Most buyers have to pay stamp duty. Aside from your mortgage, stamp duty could be the biggest cost of buying a home.

First time buyers and those buying more than one property may not have to pay it. ¹

You have to pay your stamp duty within 14 days of your move in date. If it’s not paid by then, you could risk a fine, or having interest added to the amount due.

Often your solicitor deals with your stamp duty payment. 

It can help to know what stamp duty is, how it’s calculated, and when it’s due.

You pay stamp duty as a lump sum on new properties, second homes, freehold and leasehold properties. It does not matter if you buy the home with a mortgage or with cash.

You do not need to pay stamp duty land tax if you're:

  • buying a property valued below the stamp duty threshold

  • transferring the deeds of your home to someone

  • a first time buyer in England or Northern Ireland if you're buying a property that costs less than £300,000

To use our stamp duty calculator you need to provide these details:

  • where you're buying (England & Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland)

  • if it's your first home, next home, and if you'll own multiple properties

  • the value of the property you're buying

Our stamp duty calculator will then calculate the total Stamp Duty Land Tax, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax or Land Transaction Tax that you'll need to pay.

If you're a first time buyer in England & Northern Ireland, our calculator will take that into account.

Our calculator will also tell you how much stamp duty you'll have to pay before and after the stamp duty holiday ends on 30 June 2021, including the tapered end until 30 September 2021.

Your mortgage adviser can give you general information on the rates you need to pay. Mortgage advisers are not qualified to give tax advice.

If you need advice on tax, then speak to an independent tax and legal specialist.

Stamp duty for different property types

Calculating stamp duty on second homes is different.

For second homes, you'll have to pay an extra 3% on the standard stamp duty rates. This is for properties over £40,000 but does not include mobile homes, houseboats, and caravans.

If you’re buying a new home and selling your old one, you’ll only need to pay the standard stamp duty rates.

If you do not sell your main property when you complete your new home, you'll have to pay the higher rates. This is because you'll own two properties.

You can get a refund once you’ve sold your original home as long as it’s within 36 months of when you first bought it.

Stamp duty applies on both leasehold and freehold properties. It is dealt with exactly the same way on either property.

Calculating stamp duty on land and non-residential property is also different. This includes mixed-use land and property.

You’ll pay land tax on transactions over £150,000.

This is currently 2% of the property value from £150,000 to £250,000 and 5% on the value above £250,000.

If you’re a first-time buyer of a shared ownership home, you do not have to pay stamp duty on the first £300,000 of a home worth up to £500,000.

This means all first-time buyers with a first home worth up to £300,000 is now exempt from stamp duty. ⁴

Buying a buy to let or second property

Buying a leasehold property

Buying a commercial property

Joint ownership and stamp duty relief

Calculating stamp duty on second homes is different.

For second homes, you'll have to pay an extra 3% on the standard stamp duty rates. This is for properties over £40,000 but does not include mobile homes, houseboats, and caravans.

If you’re buying a new home and selling your old one, you’ll only need to pay the standard stamp duty rates.

If you do not sell your main property when you complete your new home, you'll have to pay the higher rates. This is because you'll own two properties.

You can get a refund once you’ve sold your original home as long as it’s within 36 months of when you first bought it.

How much is stamp duty in 2020 and 2021?

Read about the current stamp duty holiday.

The standard rate bands for stamp duty are as follows*:

0% stamp duty on first £0 - £125,000 of property value

2% stamp duty on next £125,001 - £250,000 of property value

5% stamp duty on next £250,001 - £925,000 of property value

10% stamp duty on next £925,001 - £1.5 million of property value

12% stamp duty above £1.5 million of property value

*Figures accurate as of April 2020 for the April 2020 to April 2021 tax year

The stamp duty rate you’ll pay is not confined to just one of these bands. Each band applies to the equivalent portion of the property price. For example, if you buy a house for £300,000, the stamp duty you’ll pay will be:

  • The first £125,000 x 0% = £0

  • The next £125,000 x 2% = £2,500

  • The final £50,000 x 5% = £2,500

Total stamp duty = £5,000

It’s a bit complicated, especially on more expensive properties, so a stamp duty calculator can be useful.

If you’re a first-time buyer, you could get stamp duty relief on properties up to the value of £500,000.

If you buy a home up to the value of £300,000, you won’t have to pay any stamp duty at all.

If your property costs between £300,000 and £500,000, you won’t have to pay anything on the first £300,000. But you’ll have to pay a rate of 5% for the remaining part.

For example, on a property that costs £450,000, your stamp duty would be:

  • The first £300,000 x 0% = 0%

  • The remaining £150,000 x 5% = £7,500

Total stamp duty = £7,500

To be eligible for this discount:

  • all those buying the property should be first time buyers

  • your property cannot have a value of over £500,000

If you’re a first time buyer and the property you’re buying is over £500,000, you’ll need to follow the standard rate bands.

The stamp duty holiday in Scotland ended on 31 March 2021.

Stamp duty in Scotland is called land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT).

To buy a single property you do not have to pay any tax on the first £145,000.

The following rates apply over the first £145,000:

  • 2% on the value of the property between £145,000 and £250,000

  • 5% on the part between £250,000 and £325,000

  • 10% on the part from £325,000 to £750,000

  • 12% on any value over £750,000

First time buyers in Scotland do not pay stamp duty on the first £175,000. 

Stamp duty holiday

You do not pay stamp duty – called land transaction tax (LTT) – on the first £250,000 of the purchase price of a residential property as long as you complete by June 30 2021.

Completion is when the money has been transferred and you get the keys to your new home.

Stamp duty after the holiday

LTT is usually exempt on the first £180,000 of the property.

The following rates apply over £180,000:

  • 3.5% between £180,000 and £250,000

  • 5% on the part between £250,000 and £400,000

  • 7.5% on the part between £400,000 and £750,000

  • 10% within the next band up to £1.5 million

  • 12% over £1.5 million

There’s not currently any relief for first-time buyers in Wales. The higher tax-free threshold of £180,000 should make most first time buys tax-free. (3)

How much is stamp duty in 2021 and 2022?

The stamp duty rates for the 2021 to 2022 tax year are currently the same as the stamp duty rates in 2020.

Stamp duty rates across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland usually change at the start of April.

Stamp duty usually stays the same for the entire tax year, which runs from the start of April to the end of March.

This year stamp duty has been a bit different as there have been stamp duty holidays in all four nations. The stamp duty holiday is different, depending on if you're buying in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The full stamp duty holiday ended on 30 June 2021 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. It ended on 31 March 2021 in Scotland.

There was a 'tapered' end to the holiday until 30 September 2021.

Stamp duty is now back to the normal rates for 2021/2022.

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