Expert Guide

Guide to stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords

Overview of this guide

When purchasing a property, stamp duty, or Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) as it’s officially known, is a major cost that needs to be budgeted for.

We’ve designed this guide to give a detailed overview of stamp duty for property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, furnished holiday let (FHL) and second home owners.

You’ll learn about:

  • How stamp duty is charged, plus how and when to pay it

  • The variations in stamp duty for limited companies, corporate bodies and individuals

  • Rates for buy-to-let residential, non-residential, and non-UK residents

  • How to calculate stamp duty

  • The reliefs and exemptions available to reduce SDLT