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Unit R07

Qualification update

Publication date:

10 February 2015

Last updated:

06 April 2022

Testing Position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of law and practice in England unless otherwise stated.
  • The R07 examination consists of 75 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and five case studies, each comprising five MCQs.  2 hours is allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.

Tax year

  • The tax year 2021/2022 will be examined from 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2022.


Any relevant changes that may affect CII syllabuses or assessments will be announced on this page as they arise along with a date from when the changes will be assessed.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

The threshold for exemption to SDLT will change on the 1 July 2021 and again on the 1 October 2021.  Examinations will be reflective of the threshold changes from that the date that each change is effective.