Real estate tax

Overview

We have substantial expertise in the real estate tax field. Our practice includes advising on the tax implications of property investment, financing and development transactions.

We have considerable experience of all tax aspects of property transactions, including corporate taxes, stamp duty land tax, value added tax and capital allowances.

We act for a number of fund and institutional clients in structuring their significant property investments and developments. In these transactions, we advise on acquisition and holding structures for the investment.

Advising on tax considerations for an acquisition is rarely the end of our remit on real estate tax work. We are often called to deal with tax issues that arise during the active management stage of real estate investments including development (and re-development) strategies (including Construction Industry Scheme considerations) and tenant incentives.

Our property investment clients cover the full spectrum of tax profiles ranging from non-resident funds, through UK pension funds to UK and international high-net-worth individuals. We also act for receivers and managers of property assets when property owners default on debt obligations.

We have been involved with the creation both of domestic and pan-European real estate investment funds.

We understand that life does not always run smoothly. Where that is the case, we represent our clients in contentious dealings (including litigation, where appropriate) with UK tax authorities on matters involving property taxes.

Recognition

  • "Experienced player Mark Baldwin is known as a 'very strong technician.' His broad practice incorporates fund structuring, real estate investment, development and finance and indirect tax."

    Chambers UK 2012

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