12:42 PM, 20th May 2016, About 5 years ago 18
To avoid second (and subsequent property) stamp duty I suggested to my conveyancing solicitor that my partner who has not owned property for several years use my funds to purchase a property (approx £60k) purely in her name and as a cash purchaser.
We live together and plan to marry later this year.
I have been advised that as we live together though we are not married we are still treated as a single unit by HMRC and that stamp duty is payable.
I am unable to find any flow charts confirming this. Is there anyone who has had a similar experience or can point me in the direction of the relevant clauses in the new legislation.
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