Sale and Purchase of Property
(Real Estate)
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3. If I want to sell or transfer my flat to a member of my family or a relative, what should I be aware of?

  1. You don't need an estate agent;
  2. You don't need to sign any provisional agreement;
  3. You still have to appoint a solicitor to handle the sale or transfer;
  4. If the person is a relative related to you by blood, marriage or adoption, one solicitor can represent both parties . Otherwise, you must appoint another solicitor to represent your relative;
  5. The stamp duty will be calculated according to the market price of the property if the purchase price is below the market price or if the property is transferred as a gift ( i.e. no purchase price is payable) . Please check with your solicitor or the Stamp Office for details of the calculation.
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