The resurgence of the UK property market has created excellent development and investment opportunities. We act for a wide range of clients; from residential and commercial developers through to commercial investors, landowners and private clients with property portfolios.
Our corporate finance team can assist with joint venture arrangements for property acquisitions and disposals and takes a proactive approach to managing projects. We can help to source equity funding, make introductions to prospective lenders (as well as property lawyers and chartered surveyors) and negotiate on behalf of clients to secure suitable debt facilities and minimise equity requirements. We can also provide guidance on hedging options, tenant values and rental yields and review the risk profile of prospective tenants to evaluate likely rental yields.
In addition, our specialist tax team can advise on tax efficient structures and the tax reliefs available in relation to VAT, Stamp Duty Land Tax and income and capital taxes as required. There is also the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) to consider, for companies that own UK residential property valued at more than £500,000. We can assist with the latest reporting and compliance requirements for ATED and the regulations for commercial and buy-to-let properties. Furthermore, we support construction businesses in their compliance to Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) rules.