Could you please confirm hat you are signing a residential Assured Shorthold tenancy, and if so, is it for 6 or 12 months for example?
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Please be rest assured that you have nothing to worry about and there certainly won't be any Stamp Duty for you to pay and nor will you need to submit any Stamp Duty Land Transaction Return. Stamp Duty is only payable on longer Leases (normally commercial) and a Tenant need only submit a Return if they are paying over £40,000 consideration.
Some Letting Agents are putting this clause in AST Agreements- why I don't know, but you are safe to ignore it.
I hope this assists and sets out the legal position.
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