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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUYING PROPERTY IN GIBRALTAR

Buying property in Gibraltar is a relatively simple and straightforward process; here are the main points to consider:

1. Any nationality is allowed to purchase a property in Gibraltar.
2. Property bought through a Gibraltar registered company may have tax advantages.
3. There is no Capital Gains Tax.
4. There is no VAT.
5. There is no Inheritance Tax.
6. There is no Inheritance Tax.
7. The currency when purchasing a property in Gibraltar is Pounds Sterling.

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Stamp duty

Stamp duty is payable on the transfer or sale of any Gibraltar real estate or shares in a company owning Gibraltar real estate (on an amount based on the market value of said real estate) at the following rates:

  • Less than GBP 200,000: 0%.
  • Between GBP 200,001 and GBP 350,000: 2% on the first GBP 250,000 and 5.5% on the balance.
  • Over GBP 350,000: 3% on the first GBP 350,000 and 3.5% on the balance.

For first and second-time buyers, there is no stamp duty to pay on properties valued at less than GBP 260,000.

Stamp duty on transfer of properties between spouses is nil.

Stamp duty is also payable on mortgages secured on Gibraltar real estate at the following rates:

  • Less than GBP 200,000: 0.13%.
  • Over GBP 200,000: 0.20%.

Here are some useful links:

Gibraltar Government
www.gibraltar.gov.gi/
Gibraltar Financial Service Commision
www.fsc.gi
The Gibraltar Chronicle
www.chronicle.gi
Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce
www.gibraltarchamberofcommerce.com

Airlines:

Monarch Airlines
www.flymonarch.com
GB Airways/British Airways
www.gbairways.com
Easy Jet
www.easyjet.com

Hotels:

Rock Hotel
www.rockhotelgibraltar.com
The O'Callaghan Elliot Hotel
www.ocallaghanhotels.com