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Homes you can buy without paying any stamp duty

The stamp duty holiday means that you can save big — in fact, on a lot of homes you won't pay any stamp duty at all.

Save thousands with the stamp duty holiday

If you haven't already heard, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that a stamp duty holiday will be in place from July 8 of this year until March 31, 2021 — which means you can save big.

The stamp duty holiday lowers the rate of stamp duty significantly and means that, on a lot of properties, you won't pay it at all.  

Normally, stamp duty kicks in whenever the purchase price is above £125,000 on most sales. Now, there will normally be no tax to pay on the first £500,000 of the purchase — unless you're buying a second home or investment property.

But for most of us, we can buy any home up to £500,000 without paying a penny in stamp duty tax while the holiday is still on. From warm and welcoming family homes to slick city penthouses, here are some homes you can scoop up without paying any stamp duty — while they last.

Harter Street, Manchester

A Manchester penthouse

This 2-bedroom penthouse on Harter Street in Manchester is a young professional's dream. Completely renovated with a mix of period mill features and contemporary furnishings, you have underground parking, a lift, and all of Manchester's buzzing amenities right on your door step.

Glenfield, Leicester

A family home in Glenfield

This stunning family home in Glenfield has four bedrooms, an envy-worthy conservatory, and has been done up to the highest standard. A peaceful neighbourhood with great links to Leicester, it's perfect for growing families.

St. Paul's Square, Sheffield

Stunning views in Sheffield

This jaw-dropping flat is in Sheffield's tallest building, so it offers unparalleled views of the city — and a Juliet balcony, to really seal the deal. This corner apartment has all of the shops, bars, and restaurants you could want just around the corner and is a perfect first home or bolthole for a young professional.

Hyde Park, Leeds

An airy terraced home in Leeds

Spread over four floors, this imposing terraced homes in Leeds is the ideal 'forever home' for a family. With five bedrooms, this Royal Park Avenue home has easy access to the university, parks, and the city centre.

North Gosforth, Newcastle

A stylish bungalow in North Gosforth

This slick bungalow in North Gosforth offers heaps of space, with three bedrooms, a private garden, and the best of open plan living. All of the amenities of Gosforth are nearby, with easy links into central Newcastle — making this an ideal home for a young professional or a family who wants to be near the centre of it all.

The stamp duty holiday runs until March of 2021, so there's plenty of time to make the most of it. Whether you're buying your first home or looking to upgrade, there's a lot of savings to be had.

If you have any questions about stamp duty generally or buying a home for the first time, we've got you covered. Check out our stamp duty guide and our first-time buyer's guide to learn more.