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Ward Homes

June 21, 2012 04:00 ET

Stamp Duty Explained

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 21, 2012) - Stamp Duty is a tax charged on land and property transactions in the UK.

When you purchase property in the UK, whether homes for sale in Kent or in any part of the country, the change in land ownership must be legally registered with the Land Registry; requiring a certificate from HMRC.

This certificate will only be issued once the stamp duty (or Stamp Duty Land Tax to give it its full title) due on the purchase of the property has been paid. If you can't pay the Stamp Duty, you won't be able to purchase your new home.

Ward Homes Stamp Duty Offer

Legally, it must be the purchaser of the property who pays the Stamp Duty on the purchase. However, when opting to purchase property for sale in East Sussex, Kent or Medway from Ward Homes you may find a little help with the Stamp Duty payment.

When purchasing from Ward Homes they'll pay the Stamp Duty for you, simply sending a cheque to your solicitor for the full amount on completion of purchase.

For more information simply ask one of their Sales Advisers at any of their developments.


1. Ward Homes is part of Barratt Group, which sold 11,171 homes in the last financial year, making it the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain.

2. Barratt Group was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards 2011.

3. Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five star rating for the second consecutive year in the 2011 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.

4. In 2011 site managers working for Barratt Group won the highest number of NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards for a record seventh consecutive year.

5. Barratt Group is the only housebuilder to guarantee the fixtures and fittings in place at the time of purchase of its new homes for five years.

6. For more information on the developments available from Ward Homes, visit http://www.wardhomes.co.uk/.

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