Our helpful guides on buying a new home

If you are buying a newly built home, you need to read our exclusive guide which explains the legal issues in plain English.

Government Charges and Costs Calculator

You will most likely be visiting this page because you have picked up a leaflet from a New Build site. The Government Charges and Costs for any sale are pretty straightforward and shown below. Those for a purchase vary both according to the price of the property and the date you actually pay for your new home.

On 1 April 2015 the old style Stamp Duty (SDLT) is replaced in Scotland by a new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). Our handy calculator below will provide both figures as well as the registration charges rendered by Land Register of Scotland - effectively a further Government tax.

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