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Advanced SDLT for Conveyancers

Tuesday 27 March 2018 15:00 - 18:15

TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2018 - 15.00 - 18.15

14.30           Registration
Venue:         The Village Hotel, Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ
Parking:       Please note there is no charge for BDLS delegates to park at this hotel – they will need to note the exit code which is displayed in the hotel reception to leave the car park.
Cost:             £100.00 – Member and Associate Members of BDLS/Trainee Solicitor
                      £125 - Non Member of BDLS

3 hours CPD

Conveyancers are not tax lawyers, yet if we produce the conveyancing documents we are “tax agents” according to the legislation, even if somebody else advises on SDLT; we cannot contract out of our statutory liability. Law and practice continue to change. 

Land Transaction Tax will replace SDLT in Wales from 1 April 2018. The Budget on 22 November introduced first time buyers relief, and changed the surcharge rules. HMRC is taking a hard, and arguably wrong, line on mixed-use claims. Its guidance on the web, and from the Helpline, is unreliable.

In this three-hour session we will be reminded of the rules, then look in greater detail at current issues, including:

  • first-time buyer relief - not as generous as publicised
  • the surcharge rules, including the changes
  • more surcharge anomalies - and the upcoming impact of the 3-year rule
  • problems with mixed-use 
  • the debt rules unpacked
  • what is a single transaction?

This Seminar will be presented by PAUL CLARK LLB, SOLICITOR Paul has been a commercial property solicitor for over 40 years - at Linklaters, D J Freeman - where he was head of property - and now as a consultant at Cripps LLP. He now provides SDLT training and consultancy. He is responsible for many standard forms, including the RICS common auction conditions. He is practice and precedents editor for the Conveyancer and Property Lawyer. He is also a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

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