Residential property transactions – LBTT rates and bands
For residential property transactions, the rate of tax is primarily determined by reference to percentages of the chargeable consideration for the transaction falling within the bands below.
If the purchase price is above the nil rate tax band of £145,000, LBTT is charged at the appropriate rate on the amount of the chargeable consideration within the relevant bands. For example, a house bought for £280,000 is charged at:
- 0% for the first £145,000, then
- 2% for the next £105,000
- 5% for the next £30,000 and
- so £3,600 must be paid in LBTT
Consideration genuinely attributable to moveable property is not included within chargeable consideration. Moveable property includes fixtures and fittings eg. curtains and furniture.
*Information provided by www.Revenue.scot and more information can be found by visiting their website. You can also find a Property Transaction Calculator by visiting https://www.revenue.scot/land-buildings-transaction-tax/tax-calculator/lbtt-property-transactions-calculator.