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We purchased our freehold property last November for

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We purchased our freehold property last November for £925.000 and paid £36,250 Stamp Duty. We have recently been approached by a number of companies advising that we paid £10,000 to much, and offering to act on our behalf to obtain a refund, less their fee. Could you please advise if this could be a ligitimate claim.
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: No not yet.
JA: Where is the freehold located?
Customer: Bedfordshire. Post code SG16 6AB
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: We have a small one story storage building in the garden. Otherwise no.

Good afternoon, were you first time buyers or was this a purchase of a second property?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not first time buyers, but it is our only property which we live in.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As I believe this a fairly simple question, I am happy to receive your advice on line.

In which case you have not overpaid. You can use the government website to double check your stamp duty liability which confirms that the amount of £36,250 would be payable under your circumstances. I would not trust any third party companies advising different. Hope this helps?

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