Scotland introduces relief for first time buyers

First-time buyers in Scotland will be helped to purchase their first home through a new tax relief which applies to Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

First-time buyers in Scotland will be helped to purchase their first home through a new tax relief which applies to Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

According to the Scottish Parliament approximately 80% of first-time buyers will pay no LBTT once the LBTT First Time Buyer relief takes effect. The change sees the zero-rated LBTT threshold raised to £175,000 for first-time buyers. Those purchasing property at a higher value will have their tax reduced by a maximum of £600. The Scottish Parliament expect that around 12,000 first-time buyers will benefit each year.

Minister designate for Public Finance and Digital Economy Kate Forbes said:

‘From today, around 80% of first-time buyers will pay no LBTT, helping thousands of people across the country buy their first home.’

Internet link: GOV.SCOT news

As seen in


AA.png TFT.png CNN.png RAC.png ECO.png SU.png EMM.png TCN.png

Awards & Associations Legal GDPR & IT Compliance Website Privacy Policy Copyright Sitemap

© 2019 Fitzgerald & Law. All rights reserved. Incorporated In England and Wales. Company No: OC300023.


We have placed cookies on your device to give you the best experience. Find out more here, including how to change your cookie settings.
If you continue to browse on this site, we’ll assume you’re OK to proceed.