At Charles Russell Speechlys we understand the Real Estate sector, inside and out, and appreciate that every transaction has its own unique tax requirements.
We offer clarity in a complex environment; advising both domestic and international clients on transactional tax issues for commercial and residential property.
We are recognised for our inward investment work and tax-efficient international structures, including the use of unit trusts, overseas holding companies and limited partnerships. We advise across the full range of UK tax considerations which arise in respect of acquiring, financing, holding and selling UK real estate and have an established track record in structuring arrangements in order to mitigate VAT and stamp duty land tax within the boundaries of acceptable tax planning.
We also regularly advise clients on maximising deductions for capital expenditure through capital allowances and provide advice within the scope of the construction industry scheme. We also have a strong track record of advising property developers.
Our clients include investment funds, REITs, high net worth individuals, offshore investors, house builders, developers, charities and blue chip financial institutions, ranging from major retail banks to insurance companies.
News & Insights
HMRC’s volte face on the “second home” SDLT surcharge
Taking a closer look at the HMRC's updated guidance on the 3% SDLT surcharge in its SDLT manual.
IPSX – Real Estate’s new stock exchange
The IPSX is an FCA Regulated market and the first stock exchange for real estate in the world.
Compensating for past errors – HMRC’s retrospective change in approach to VAT on compensation
Reviewing the new approach what HMRC will apply to most payments that have been made in the past and all new payments made in future.