New lease calculator for SDLT

Following the changes made in the budget last year, HMRC has now published the new lease calculator for stamp duty land tax.

View the SDLT lease calculator

View the SDLT freehold and other calculators

Government responds to CMA report into leasehold property management

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has responded to the market study into residential property management services carried out by the Competition and Markets Authority. The Law Society is working with a range of stakeholders to take the steps recommended.

Find out more and read the government’s response

Law Society members contribute to review of RTGS outage

The Bank of England has published the results of an independent review by Deloitte of the disruption to the real time gross settlement (RTGS) system on 20 October 2014. The review refers to the contribution made by Law Society members who responded to our online survey about the disruption to CHAPS payments - one of the key findings was that the outage caused delays to housing transactions.

Read the full report