SDLTM52550 - Procedure: Relief in the case of a mistake in a land transaction return FA03/SCH10/PARA34: Mandatory requirement to enquire into the claim

There is a mandatory requirement to enquire into any claims for relief in respect of a mistake in a return and consequently it is not necessary to open an enquiry under FA03/SCH10/PARA12.

Claims should be sent to Birmingham Stamp Office.

Where after considering a claim it is considered to be inadmissible a full explanation should be given to the purchaser as to why the claim is considered inadmissible and the withdrawal of the claim should be sought.

If the purchaser does not wish to withdraw the claim the matter maybe considered for an enquiry.