Please follow the removal and relocation flowchart, however, trainees can only claim purchase costs if they are selling a property to purchase a new property. First time buyers are not eligible for purchase costs as trainees should not materially benefit from relocation expenses at the cost of the tax payer. Please refer to point 21 of the relocation guidelines. 


Please note for house sale/purchase costs it is likely that the stamp duty will exceed £8000. Relocation expenses is limited to £8000 so trainees will not be able to claim the full cost of the move.