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Is there anyway that you can complete your purchase before you get married?
If not, does your fiancée own any other property other than the one in Greece?
Hi John, thanks for the chat.
As discussed, once you are married, you and your wife will be classed as "one person" so you would not be classed as a first time Buyer and you would have to pay Stamp Duty at the additional rate. This is because your wife owns a property already, and as you will be deemed to own 2 properties on the day you complete your purchase. This is the case even though your purchase is going to proceed in your sole name. So, you do really need to complete your purchase before you marry as you will be classed as a first time Buyer! Kind Regards Al
Hi, if you get married in Greece, you will still be seen in the eyes of UK law as being married, so this won't make any difference I'm afraid.
Kind Regards Al