Hello, I have searched the internet to try and find the answer to this and can't seem to find a direct answer. We used to own a home in Scotland that had sold and completed. We are currently renting a property in London, where we work. We are looking at buying a property in London, that is currently £275,000. To a first time buyer there would be £0 due in Stamp Duty. To someone not a first time buyer it is around £3,500. We own no property in England or Scotland. I know Scotland & England have separate laws when it comes to property so please don't think I am asking a ridiculous question. "...The dictionary definition of a first-time buyer is 'a person buying a house or flat who has not previously owned a home and therefore has no property to sell'. In other words anyone getting a mortgage who isn’t a homemover, homeowner, buy-to-let investor or simply remortgaging is classed as a first-time buyer...." We have been renting in England for 1 year.