Relief is available where there are arrangements under which:
there may or may not be provision for shares in the freehold to
be transferred to the individual in stages during the term.
Provided the statutory conditions are fulfilled the lease, the transfer of the reversion and any intermediate transfers of shares in the freehold are relieved from stamp duty land tax. This means that the stamp duty land tax consequences are the same as for a conventional mortgage product.
In addition the initial purchase is relieved from stamp duty land tax if the vendor is the individual or a financial institution which already held the property under the above type of arrangements with the individual. This means that the stamp duty land tax consequences are the same as for a conventional re-mortgage.