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Have you purchased a second home or a property with an annexe or multiple dwellings within the last 4 years?

You might be entitled to a refund.

Rothley Law is here to help.

Our team of experienced and regulated lawyers will help you navigate the HMRC process, and maximise your refunds.

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Why could you have a claim?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a self assessed tax calculated by you, or your advisors, when you purchase a property. Typically advisors rely on the HMRC tax calculator which is overly simplified and quickly available.

But Stamp Duty legislation is complicated and contains over 40 different reliefs. This all leads to property purchasers unknowingly paying too much in Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Why choose Rothley Law?

Regulated law firm: We offer the backing and credibility of a registered law practice.

Client-centric approach: Our friendly team provides clear guidance and support throughout the claims process.

Competitive pricing: Our success fee is only 20% (inc. VAT) of the recovered amount, one of the most competitive rates in the market.

No-win, No-fee: You only pay if your claim is successful, minimising your financial risk.

High success rate: We have a proven track record of securing Stamp Duty refunds for our clients.

Stress-free process: We handle the entire claim on your behalf, from assessment to completion.

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How it works

Step 1

You fill in our online claim form

Step 2

We get in touch to check if you’re eligible

Step 3

We make your claim

Step 4

If you’re successful, you get your compensation

Can you claim a stamp duty refund?

If you’ve purchased a property in England or Northern Ireland within the last 4 years, you may have unknowingly paid too much Stamp Duty. 

Multiple Dwellings Relief  Higher Rate for Additional Dwellings
If you purchased a property that includes more than one dwelling* (e.g., a main house and a separate annexe or cottage), you might be eligible for Multiple Dwellings Relief. This relief can significantly reduce your Stamp Duty liability, and if not claimed correctly, you may have overpaid.

Common situations include:

  • Buying a house with a separate granny flat or annexe
  • Purchasing a property with a detached cottage or house on the same grounds
  • Acquiring a portfolio of properties in a single transaction

If you believe you may have overpaid SDLT due to unclaimed Multiple Dwellings Relief, Rothley Law can help you secure your refund**.

* To count as a dwelling, it should have a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping area. You should be able to control the facilities independently. And there should be privacy (separate entrances, lockable dividing doors, or be detached).

**We are only able to handle claims going back 1 year. Your property should continue to be a multiple dwelling for 3 years after purchase. 

If you purchased a second home or buy-to-let property, you might have paid the higher rate for Additional Dwellings of Stamp Duty. However, there are certain situations where this higher rate may have been applied incorrectly, leading to overpayment.

Common scenarios where the higher rate may have been misapplied include:

  • Buying a new main residence before selling your previous one
  • Purchasing a property for a child or relative
  • Acquiring a property through a Trust or limited company
  • Owning a share in another property due to inheritance or divorce

If any of these situations apply to you, our expert team can assist you in claiming your refund.

Important Government announcement: budget 2024. Multiple Dwellings Relief

On Wednesday 6th March 2024, the Government announced that Multiple Dwellings Relief will be abolished as a Stamp Duty Land Tax from 1st June 2024. 

What this means for you

The relief will continue to be available on transactions which complete prior to 1st June 2024. Repayment claims may continue to be submitted within 12 months of completion, provided completion occurs prior to 1st June 2024. The last possible payment for Multiple Dwellings Relief repayment will therefore be 31st May 2025 so we urge you to get in contact with us now to discuss any potential Multiple Dwellings Relief claim.

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Schedule a complimentary call with one of our friendly experts. We’ll review your case, explain the claims process, and help you take the first step towards securing your refund.

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Frequently asked questions

If you’ve purchased a property in England or Northern Ireland within the last 4 years and believe you may have overpaid Stamp Duty, you could be eligible for a refund. Our quick online assessment can help determine your eligibility, and our expert team is here to guide you through the process.

The amount you can claim back depends on various factors, such as the purchase price of your property and the specific circumstances of your case. Our experienced team will review your case thoroughly to determine the potential refund amount. We handle claims with a minimum overpayment of £3,500.

Depending on the complexity of your case and the level of detail we provide in our submission, a claim with a payout could take as little as 2 weeks, but usually around 4-6 weeks. Our team works diligently to ensure your claim is processed as efficiently as possible, keeping you informed at every stage.

We operate on a “no-win, no-fee” basis, meaning you only pay if your claim is successful. Our success fee is only 20% (inc. VAT) of the recovered amount, which is highly competitive within the market. There are no upfront costs or hidden fees.

As a regulated law firm, we offer the credibility and professionalism you can trust. Our client-centric approach ensures that you receive clear guidance and support throughout the claims process. With our competitive pricing, high success rate, and commitment to making the process stress-free for you, Rothley Law is the ideal choice for your Stamp Duty refund claim.

To get started, simply fill out our online eligibility checker. If we can help you then one of our friendly experts will contact you by phone. We’ll gather further information and start building your case to submit to HMRC. We’ll explain the claims process in detail, and help you take the first step towards securing your refund. Our team is here to support you every step of the way.

In the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a penny. Our “no-win, no-fee” policy ensures that you only pay if we successfully recover your overpaid Stamp Duty. We’re confident in our ability to secure refunds for our clients, as evidenced by our high success rate.