Property & capital allowances

Property acquisition

Tax issues arising on a property acquisition, whether for trade or investment, can be complex. We can provide a single point of delivery on due diligence and acquisition structures as well as offering advice on VAT, transfer duty, capital allowances and tax efficient financing, where withholding taxes and thin capitalisation can be key risks for overseas investors.  

Opco/Propco Structures

Property critical businesses such as hotels, care-homes and data centres typically mix trading with property investment. We have an established track record advising on structures using separate operating and property companies for activities with greatly differing risk profiles, increasing both business and tax-efficiency, as well as providing transparency for funders and potential acquirers, possibly increasing returns.

Residential Developments

Profitable development requires success in all key areas from securing the opportunity, planning permission, finance, procurement, cost control and the ultimate disposal. This can be challenging, particularly for smaller businesses. We advise developers of all sizes on selecting the most effective and cost-efficient tax structure.    

Selling a property

Carrying out tax planning in advance of transactions can increase return and save costs for sellers, thanks to recent law changes, including those concerning capital allowances. We can assist with VAT matters, capital allowances elections and liaise with solicitors and other advisers to helps smooth the way to a swift and cost effective transaction.