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Howl, how are you allowed to move into a new property before

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JA: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: how long are you allowed to move into a new property before incurring cgt
JA: The Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: we bought a propert in Oct 2020 and have been totally renovating it. We are now selling our main home. One sale has fallen through but we now have a new buyer. My husband has read that you are only allowed 9 months to move from the main home to a new home or we will be subject to cgt on our main home sale. Apparently MP’s were flipping homes and the rules were changed
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: We have lived in our present home for 31 years and always believed we would. Not be liable for cgt. Our home is worth approximately 8 times we paid for it. Cgt would be enormous!

No you can nominate your old home that you are selling for a  period of up to 3 years and therefore not pay CGT because it was your main home. You can read more about the exemption here:

The 9 month rule is that you always automatically get a property as treated as your main home for the last 9 months of ownership if you have previously lived in it as your main home for any period. I trust this assists

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you for your help. Your answer was fuller than anything we could find online, including HMRC
Happy to help, take care