Hi there, this is my first post. We are considering purchasing the house we are living in which belongs to my partners parents. If we purchase privately is there any way we can avoid paying stamp duty on the property? I was also wondering if it's possible to pay the in-laws as much as possible directly to minimise the loan amount. Or even pay the same amount as a loan direct to them. I was thinking maybe get a loan for say 1/2 the value of the property, enough for the in-laws to be financially stable, then continue paying them the same amount as what a loan would be, with interest. I'd rather pay interest to the in-laws than to a bank. Is this possible or am I just dreaming?