10:58 AM, 6th November 2020, About 2 years ago 6
Hello, I purchased a property last year from my local council which had a covenant stating that the house had to be brought back into a habitable condition within 12 months. I had heard that if the property was not bought in a habitable condition and I had evidence to show its disrepair that SDLT was exempt.
I ran this past my solicitor, he said he had not encountered this situation before so could not advise.
I paid the SDLT on the purchase, then approached Gepp Solicitors in Chelmsford who contacted the HMRC and my SDLT was repaid, do I have a case against my first Solicitor?