Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

On the transfer of property in Scotland, the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is:

Residential

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 145,000 0
145,001 - 250,000 2
250,001 - 325,000 5
325,001 - 750,000 10
Over 750,000 12

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band. Rates may be increased by 4% (3% prior to 25 January 2019) where further residential properties, costing over £40,000 are acquired.

Non-residential

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 150,000 0
150,001 - 250,000 1
Over 250,000 5

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band. Different rates and bands applied prior to 25 January 2019.

The Scottish government is planning to introduce a new relief for first-time buyers for purchases of up to £175,000, subject to consultation. Where a property costs more than this amount, first-time buyers will benefit from relief on the portion of the price below the threshold.

Southampton Office

12-14 Carlton Place
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 2EA

Tel: 02380 234 222

Winchester Office

6 Charlecote Mews
Staple Gardens
Winchester
SO23 8SR

Tel: 01962 842000

Reading Office

3 Richfield Place
Richfield Avenue
Reading, Berkshire
RG1 8EQ

Tel: 0118 9511 115

London Office

90 Long Acre
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9RZ

Tel: 0203 470 0777