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Stamp duty calculator

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Use our stamp duty calculator to calculate the cost of stamp duty you’ll pay, whether you’re buying your first home, moving home, or buying an additional home.

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    Stamp duty calculator

    The stamp duty calculator gives an indication of stamp duty liability for freehold residential property purchases across the UK.


    Stamp duty is a government tax you pay when buying property in the UK. There are different rates and rules depending on whether you’re buying in England and Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland*.

    The rate of stamp duty also depends on various factors, such as the price of the property and what type of buyer you are, whether you’re a first-time buyer, you’re moving house, or you’re buying an additional property.

    To find out how much stamp duty you’ll have to pay for your purchase, simply fill in the details in our stamp duty calculator.  

    *Stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland is known as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), in Wales, it is known as Land Transaction Tax (LTT) and in Scotland it is known as Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

    Stamp duty FAQs

    What is stamp duty?

    Stamp duty is a government tax payable on property purchases. Find out more about stamp duty.

    When do you pay stamp duty?

    After completion, you have to pay stamp duty within 14 days. Your conveyancer will take care of this for you though and request the stamp duty payment as part of the conveyancing process.

    Is stamp duty the same for non-UK residents?

    No, non-UK residents have a surcharge to pay. Find out more about stamp duty for non-UK residents.

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