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Were You are replacing your sole or main domestic residence. If you own the old and the new simultaneously then the 3% surcharge will apply, but if you dispose of the old withing 18 months of the purchase of the new you can reclaim the surcharge from the Stamp Office. If you own two residences the surcharge cannot be reclaimed.
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