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Aston Lawyer
Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
Category: UK Family Law
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Experience:  LLB (HONS) Over 23 years legal experience specialising in Property law and Wills/Estates
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If I am married but do not own the property with my husband

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if I am married but do not own the property with my husband am I still liable for higher rate stamp duty if I buy a property on my own
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: uk london
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no nothing
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Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Family Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 1 month ago.

Hi, thanks for your enquiry, For Stamp Duty purposes, a married couple are treated as 1 person, so you would be liable to pay the enhanced rate if you decided to purchase a property.

Only if you decided to sell your existing property and buy another property at the same time would you/your husband be liable for the standard rate.

I hope this assists and confirms the legal position.

If so, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer in the top right hand corner of your screen.

Thanks. Kind Regards Al

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 1 month ago.

Hi, can I assist you any further? Kind Regards Al