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A guide to stamp duty for future landlords

Ten key points to consider when buying a second home for your own use or as a buy-to-let investment

To buy-to-let or not to buy-to-let, that is a difficult question! It can be quite a conundrum for people with capital to invest who are dithering between the stock market or bricks and mortar.

Since April 1 2016 – as many homeowners will be aware – a stamp duty surcharge of three per cent has been levied on second homes with obvious implications for the buy-to-let sector. If you are contemplating a second home, whether for your own use or as a buy-to-let investment, here are the 10 key points to bear in mind.

OnTheMarket plc (LON:OTMP) provides property search services for buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in the United Kingdom.

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