Real Estate Tax

We regularly advise UK and overseas clients on the UK tax implications (whether that is SDLT, VAT, Corporation Tax, Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax or the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings) and legal consequences of real estate-related transactions, be it investment, development or general dealing in land. Such advice is provided to a range of clients including high net worth individuals, large corporates, funds, joint ventures, universities, charities and trusts.

We advise clients not only on the tax implications of their investment but also how best to structure the ownership of property and other assets.

In addition to the above, we are experienced in handing HMRC enquiries and investigations together with formal tax appeals.

Universities and Schools

We have for many years acted for a leading college within the University of London on all its property and commercial affairs. We have recently completed the creation of a new campus for a University in east London advising on every aspect of the site acquisition, planning, building and construction. We have also acted for a developer providing student and academic accommodation for the University of the Arts London.

The firm has also built specialist expertise in advising many well-known Universities on their tax affairs, particularly in relation to VAT.

The firm has acted for various ecclesiastical and charitable institutions in relation to the redevelopment of their School buildings.