Our TAXATION team speaks in plain English, providing practical solutions that work for you
Our tax team works closely with our colleagues in the real estate practice to provide clients with advice on the wide spectrum of tax issues associated with property transactions.
We understand that every party in the real estate sector looks to achieve maximum tax efficiency as this can have a real impact on the commercial return or viability of any particular project.
“The firm's advice is impeccable and wise”
The advice we provide is across a range of taxes from transaction taxes (such as VAT and stamp duty land tax) to wider issues concerning direct tax issues and capital allowances. VAT issues on property transactions and construction can be a technically complex area - we aim to assist clients to plot a course through the rules whilst all the time keeping in mind our client’s commercial objectives.
The team has experience of acting for developers, industrial/commercial and retail occupiers and property investors not only on third party transactions but also in relation to ongoing portfolio management and group reorganisations.
It is often in the real estate arena where we also advise on more specialist areas of taxation such as compliance with the Construction Industry Scheme and the impact of the various ‘green’ taxes (such as landfill tax and land remediation relief).