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The Stamp Duty Land Tax Handbook (2nd edition)

ISBN: 978-0728205253

30 March 2010

The first edition of this book was triggered by a series of half-day conferences taken by Chris Hart and Tony Johnson (who passed away in August 2007) that were run when SDLT was first introduced. The book was prompted by the number of questions that were then raised and it seeks to deal with a number of those issues. Both Hart and Johnson’s backgrounds were as chartered surveyors and valuers, and consequently the language adopted in this publication is easily digestible and relatively simple to understand.

The book initially sets out some very useful definitions for SDLT purposes and clarifies when a liability to pay this tax arises. It also highlights the differences between residential and non-residential property and how this impacts on SDLT.

There are two chapters focusing on matters arising in leasehold transactions and these cover many typical scenarios that might be encountered in practice. The book also deals well with issues such as uncertain or unascertained...

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