SDLT and Key Traps for Conveyancers

Guidance on how to avoid the traps which SDLT poses for conveyancers

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Course Overview

The role of a conveyancer sometimes overlaps with the need to advise a client on taxation issues or refer the client to a tax specialist. Therefore, a key challenge for a property lawyer who is not a tax specialist is to ensure that important taxation implications of a property transaction are not overlooked.

This course, delivered by experienced property practitioner and lecturer Stephen Desmond, will provide viewers with an overview of the key aspects of property-related taxation that you may come across in daily practice and will offer guidance on what to do in circumstances that are outside of your area of expertise.

During this session, the following will covered:

Liability for Giving Tax Advice

Non-Statutory Clearance Service

Applications for refund of SDLT

Paras 34-34B, Sch 10 FA 2003

Multiple Dwellings Relief: Basic Points

Six or More Multiple Dwellings

SDLT Surcharge for ‘Second Homes’

SDLT Surcharge: Individual Ps

Does Building Comprise More Than One Dwelling?

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have an increased understanding of taxation
  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding SDLT

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for conveyancing practitioners of all levels



About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    21 Page
  • Notes
    24 Page