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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 8 – Contract and conveyance

28.Sections 8 and 9 establish the general rule that where a contract is to be completed by a conveyance it is the conveyance that represents the land transaction. This rule will apply in the majority of cases and ensures that a transaction is only charged to LBTT once. In a standard house purchase, the missives of sale are the contract and the disposition is the conveyance.

29.Special rules are provided for in sections 9 to 13.

30.Defined terms used in this section:

“completion”section 64
“contract”section 65
“conveyance”section 65

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