Commercial property stamp duty calculator

Use our simple commercial stamp duty calculator to understand how much stamp duty you might pay on the purchase of a non-residential property in the UK.

Ian Hawkins

Page written by Ian Hawkins. Last reviewed on June 20, 2024. Next review due April 6, 2025.

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Calculate stamp duty on a commercial property


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Tax band % Taxable sum Tax
£0 - £150,000 0% £0.00
£150,000 - £250,000 2%
£250,000+ 5%

Do I have to pay stamp duty on commercial property in the UK?

If you’re buying non-residential property in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland, chances are that you’ll be required to pay stamp duty land tax (SDLT) to Inland Revenue. This tax is applicable to property transactions over £150,000, whether it’s a freehold, new leasehold, or existing leasehold property.

What property types are classified as non-residential?

Non-residential property can defined as any type of commercial property, from offices, warehouses, factories, agricultural land, garages and workshops, forests, mixed-use spaces, and residential property with more than 1 unit.

How much stamp duty will I pay?

Under the current system, stamp duty rates depend on the price of the property. You’ll pay a percentage only on the portion of the property price that falls within each specified price threshold.

For example, let’s say you’re buying a freehold retail space for £320,000. You won’t pay anything on the first £150,000, 2% on £150,001 to £250,000, and 5% on the amount above £250,001. In short, the total stamp duty payable would be £5,500.

When do I need to pay commercial stamp duty?

When buying non-residential property over a certain price, it’s crucial that you pay stamp duty to HMRC within 30 days from the date of completion, or you could face a fine.

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