Reclaim overpaid stamp duty

Have you paid stamp duty land tax on a second property that was uninhabitable at the time of completion? The Primas team handles cases on behalf of landlords and property owners to help reclaim overpaid stamp duty surcharges.

  • A recent landmark case found that properties that are not immediately habitable at the time of completion are not to be defined as a “dwelling” under the Finance Act 2003.
  • This means that owners are not liable to pay the additional three per cent ‘second home surcharge’.
  • As a result of this case, Primas is working on behalf of property owners and landlords who unknowingly overpaid on stamp duty and have been instructed to act for a number of owners to recover stamp duty paid on properties which shouldn’t have attracted the additional tax.
  • The team has so far reclaimed over £100,000 for its varying clients, with a recent case re-claiming over £28,000 in overpaid stamp duty surcharges.

Primas has a dedicated team of legal experts to support property owners and landlords guiding them through the opportunities and risks associated with cases like this.

Leading the team is Senior Litigation Executive, Hiatham Javaid. With a background in dispute resolution and financial recovery, Hiatham takes pride in understanding his client’s commercial priorities. A highly experienced and skilled litigator, Haitham has worked on a range of high-profile cases resulting in numerous high value recoveries.

Hiatham Javaid
Litigation Paralegal at Primas

If you would like us to consider whether you might be entitled to a stamp duty rebate, or if you’d like to find out what this means for your property portfolio, then please get in touch:

Costs and Terms & Conditions
A fixed fee per case will apply. This rate may vary depending on the amount of cases.