Mr X is married but separated from Mrs X. As I understand it, they will never live again as man & wife, but don’t see the need to get divorced.
The ‘family’ home is owned 99% Mrs X, 1% Mr X (his income was required for the mortgage). Mr X doesn’t live there. His 1% <£40k. They owned another house 50/50 which was sold in Oct 17. Last year they purchased another house 50/50 for Mr X to live in, although instead it is let out and he rents a flat nearer work.
If they buy a BTL 50/50, I think that there will be the 3% SDLT surcharge, but he doesn’t.
Will there be?