Buying house we are renting?

Yvonne 062

Registered User
Hello there,
We recently sold our house and are now renting a house that seems to tick most of our boxes with a few compromises. Its a brand new build and we are the first to rent it. We are thinking perhaps in the next year of possibly putting in an offer on this house. The seller is delusional about the price at the moment (there are 4 similar houses nearing completion just up for sale) so we are hoping in a few months he might get more realistic. My question is would stamp duty apply if we bought this house?
I'm thinking not but would appreciate confirmation!


Frequent Poster
If you are not FTBs then you do have to pay stamp duty, regardless of if it is a new build.
It is 7% of the house price, less the first €125k.