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Scottish government to review proposed property tax rates following UK Budget SDLT changes

The Scottish government's decision to review the tax rates that will apply to residential property sales once the new land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) takes effect in April will come as a relief to the country's housing market, an expert has said.... 20 Jan 2015

Chancellor's stamp duty land tax changes could disadvantage Scottish buyers, says expert

House buyers in Scotland could lose out when the replacement for stamp duty land tax (SDLT) comes into force next April, following this week's surprise announcements by the UK chancellor of the exchequer, an expert has said. 05 Dec 2014

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Autumn Statement: government changes rules on SDLT, ATED, non-dom remittances and pensions

Major changes will be made to the UK's stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on residential properties from midnight tonight, the chancellor announced in the government's autumn statement. 03 Dec 2014

Institutional investors, housing developers face "negative impact" of Scottish SDLT replacement, says expert

The first rates set for the Scottish's government's new tax on the sale or lease of property result in institutional commercial property investors being "significant losers", while buyers of averagely-priced homes in Scotland will benefit, an expert has said.... 10 Oct 2014

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Expertise in Real Estate Tax

Property transactions present a large number of complex taxation issues whether those involved are property owners, developers, tenants, banks, investors or the public sector. Tax charges can significantly affect the return and, in some cases, can make a project commercially non-viable.

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