What is LTT?

Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is the tax charged by the Government in Wales when you buy a home for more than £180,000.

Why do we have to pay it?

When you buy a property the change in land ownership has to be legally registered at the Land Registry. The Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA) will be responsible for collecting Land Transaction Tax and will issue a certificate on receipt of the LTT payment due on the purchase of the property. So, put simply, if you don't pay the LTT, you can't buy your new home. Luckily, you don't have to worry about it as it’s one of the things your solicitor takes care of.

How much is LTT?

Purchase price

LTT rate

Up to £180,000


Above £180,000 to £250,000


Above £250,000 to £400,000


Above £400,000 to £750,000


Over £750,000 to £1,500,000


Over £1,500,000