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SDLT - Solicitors

Specialist SDLT Advice For Solicitors

SDLT is complex, if it is not dealt with correctly it could cost your clients £1000's in additional SDLT and penalties.

Our specialist team will provide you with a written SDLT opinion, which is specific to your client’s scenario, that you can rely on.

We can help you with:

  • Determining the correct SDLT analysis of a specific transaction
  • Identifying any potential ways to reduce your client’s exposure to the charge
  • Assistance with claiming specific available reliefs (including Multiple Dwellings Relief, which can be very valuable to your client)
  • Advising on payment of SDLT and negotiating with HMRC
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries

As a leader in the SDLT field, let us take care of your SDLT queries - allowing you to focus on your clients.

Our specialist SDLT advisory team offers a unique service to solicitors who wish to provide their clients with high level specialist SDLT advice without separately engaging with a tax adviser.


Our service is provided to the solicitor directly on an ad-hoc basis, with a no-obligation fee quote provided upon the submission of a query. The cost for our specialist SDLT written opinions start at £200 + VAT. Request your FREE quote.


  • Peace of mind that the SDLT position is correctly determined and reported
  • Removes the time and stress involved in keeping up to date with ever-changing SDLT legislation
  • Frees up your time to devote to more premium chargeable work
  • Strengthens existing client relationships and helps to gain new business


To download our FREE factsheets on SDLT, along with flowcharts on the higher rate for additional residential purchases, view our SDLT resource library.


I have used the Moore dedicated SDLT service on a couple of occasions and have found the website easy to use to provide initial instructions. Suzanne O’Hara has been great to deal with. Suzanne responds promptly and asks pertinent questions relating to the transaction to really drill down and get to the nub of the SDLT query. I will certainly use the SDLT advisory service in the future, as SDLT is becoming more and more complex and a specialist service like Moore can often be required in complex transactions.

Julie Ann Osborne
CMG Cunningham Dickey Solicitors

The SDLT advisory service offered by Moore is a top-class service. They are able to look at what are often very complicated scenarios, and let you have advice in a quick turnaround time – often when you are on the phone there and then! The team are readily accessible and are clearly experts in this field.
Claire Crutchley
King & Gowdy Solicitors
We have used Moore (NI) LLP on multiple occasions for advice on the unwieldy area of the 3% Stamp Duty Land Surcharge on second homes which was introduced in 2016. We have found their advice to be thorough and invaluable to us as a firm. Suzanne is extremely prompt at replying to our queries which we usually require a response to within a short number of days. 

Mallon McCormick Solicitors
I find it really helpful to access such expertise on SDLT by checking a website. I like that I can check scenarios and clients are grateful that I can obtain a definitive answer for them when their circumstances are a little more complicated. The queries are answered promptly and efficiently. I have spoken to the accountant in detail on a particular matter which was extremely helpful as such conversations ensure that pertinent information is not overlooked.  

Essentially most accountants and lawyers have a limited knowledge of SDLT and I think it is great that Moore have decided to focus on this area. 
Heather Leitch
Johnsons Solicitors
Suzanne was a fantastic help with a difficult matter and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone professionally.
Sharif Ela
Solicitor and Notary Public
Ormrods Solicitors & Advocates
I found Moore in the person of Suzanne O’Hara very approachable about SDLT issues.  Suzanne was readily available by phone and quickly provided useful written advice in this increasingly complex area.
Paul Boyle
Rafferty & Boyle Solicitors

I contacted Moore with an urgent query on SDLT and got a fast opinion which was clear and concise and at a reasonable fee. I will certainly use them again.
Robert Cullen
R M Cullen & Son Solicitors