Decoupling can cost more than just paying the ABSD

You can ‘lose money’ when decoupling to buy a second property. Here’s why.

Decoupling is a uniquely real estate buzzword, just like “sell one, buy two”. Although it’s often bandied about as a way to avoid paying the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) when buying a second property, decoupling isn’t a sure-win. In fact, there are scenarios where decoupling would cost the buyers even more than the ABSD….

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