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Thank for your question. The future development of the site is not relevant for stamp duty purposes. The “six or more” rule only applied when there is the sale of six or more existing residences. They can be deemed commercial. What you are currently buying however has a detached house on the land so the transaction will be treated as residential. You will pay stamp duty and the additional supplement. You might want to consider writing into the contract that the house will be demolished before the purchase. That would change the nature of the transaction to purchase of land and would be deemed commercial.
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