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Hi, thanks for your enquiry.
For Stamp Duty purposes, I am afraid that a married couple are seen as one entity, so if one of you already owns a property, the other spouse will not be classed as a first time Buyer.
Furthermore, as you already own a property, your husband will have the enhanced rate of Stamp Duty to pay for his purchase, as he will be treated as owning 2 properties on the day he completes his purchase (ie the property you already own and the property he is to purchase).
I am sorry this is not what you wanted to hear, but it sets out the legal position.
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I'm afraid the enhanced rate would mean the Stamp Duty would be £17,600!
Hi, I'm afraid it won't make any difference. In the eyes of the law, you both are classed as "one person" so the enhanced rate will apply wherever each of you intend to live.
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Hi, there should be a section in the top right hand corner of your screen.
Hi, for Capital Gains tax purposes, each person has to select which is their main principal place of residence. So, if the Flat is your main property, no CGT would be payable as and when you sell it.
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