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Claim Your Stamp Duty Land Tax Refund

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.

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

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Stamp Duty Land Tax

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 Claims Supermarket?

  • 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, minimizing 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.

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

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 ground.
  • Acquiring a portfolio of properties in a single transaction

* 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).

Higher Rate for Additional Dwellings

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.

Multiple Dwellings Relief Announcement

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.

How it Works

Complete the claim form


Complete claim details over the phone


We launch your claim


You receive your compensation


We are one of the leading claims handlers in the uk and have helped clients claim tens of millions of pounds in compensation. You only pay us a fee from the compensation rewarded – no win, no fee.

frequently asked questions

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Have you purchased an investment property, a second property, a multiple dwelling, mixed use property or a property within your pension scheme?
The chances are if you did purchase any of the above, that you were not correctly advised in relation to the amount of Stamp Duty you should have paid on the transaction. Stamp Duty legislation is complicated and contains over 40 different reliefs. Conveyancers and agents are often not aware of, or fully consider, the relief details. Typically they rely on the HMRC tax calculator which is overly simplified and quickly available. In addition, some relief may be claimed retrospectively.
We at Claims Supermarket can review the transaction for free, and if we consider you have overpaid Stamp Duty, we can seek to recover any amounts on a no win no fee basis. Unlike other firms, we are a professional, nationwide law firm, and we use qualified tax advisors on each case to ensure we only take cases forward with a strong chance of success.

How could I have overpaid SDLT?

SDLT is a self assessed tax and calculated by you or your advisors when you purchase a property be
that residential, commercial or even land. Rates differ and they are applied depending on the type of
property and the purchase price of the property.

If you purchased a property that meets any of the following criteria, you potentially could have overpaid SDLT:

  • Have you purchased an investment property?
  • Have you purchased a second home or a second home before you sold your original home?
  • Have you purchased a property with an annexe?
  • Have you purchased a property under a shared ownership scheme?
  • Have you purchased a property which had defects such as: damp, structural issues, electrical issues, asbestos present, incomplete kitchen or bathroom.  (Note: This is not an exhaustive list so please contact us to discuss further).
  • Have you purchased a property with mixed use, i.e. part of the building has a commercial use, such as a shop, or a farm.
  • Have you transferred a property into a pension e.g. a SIPP

How easy is it to make a rebate claim?

In order to submit a claim to HMRC for any overpaid SDLT, you must detail on what basis you believe you have been overcharged. This is a complicated and technical matter and we partner with a specialist tax advisory firm to ensure we detail in full the basis of the reclaim.

What documents will I need?

We will need to review the property transaction documents and the SDLT form submitted, but don’t worry if you don’t have these to hand, as our team will liaise with the relevant parties to get the documentation required.

Claims with HMRC take forever, don’t they?

We submit each claim with a complete report on how the SDLT came to be overcharged and the amount due back to you, on this basis HMRC typically take 8 weeks to process the reclaim as they have all the documentation they require at the point of submitting your reclaim.

How far back can I claim?

HMRC typically say up to 4 years, however this is not a hard and fast rule and we believe that claims up to 6 years should be reviewed.

What makes Claims Supermarket different?

  • Specialist tax advisors are involved on every case and if necessary we will pay for specialist advice.
  • We take a professional approach to each case and will only pursue a HMRC rebate if we consider it has a real prospect of success.
  • HMRC rebate claims are professionally and individually prepared and are submitted with the relevant evidence to support such a claim.
  • We believe that by taking this approach you can be confident that you have a rebate claim with a strong prospect of success.
  • Claims Supermarket will not charge you for the initial investigation and can work on a no win no fee to take a case forward.

What are the fees?

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.

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