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SDLT: Raising the roof

28 November 2017  

The stamp duty surcharge of 3% on second homes and buy-to-let properties is choking the market, and requires reform, argues Justin Neal

As the latest report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recorded (, the UK is seeing a significant ‘stuttering’ in the property market with a decline in house prices and a subdued sale trend across most regions.