Property and construction

Residential Property Letting Tax GuideProperty assets offer major commercial potential so a key priority is to maximise the success of each project.

At Haslers, we provide strategic advice and practical support to enable property developers of all sizes – from start-ups to large, multi-site organisations – to gain maximum value from each property transaction. We also work with a wide range of service providers to the property sector, including:

  • architects
  • estate and letting agents
  • project managers
  • solicitors
  • surveyors

With substantial sums involved in property and construction projects, we recognise that robust financial systems and forward planning are crucial to maintain and maximise financial health at every stage. From cash flow to credit control, working capital issues to ownership structures and raising finance for investment to restructuring, we can help.

Paul Reynolds on Buy to Let

Our comprehensive experience in property and construction-related taxes includes stamp duty land tax (SDLT). As property transactions involve substantial sums, SDLT can be a significant cost consideration but the financial implications are just one factor to be considered.

Other SDLT issues that may need to be taken into account include those relating to debts on properties transferred, exchanges, goodwill, leases, linked transactions, overage agreements and partnerships.

We understand that VAT issues relating to the sale or purchase of land or property and property development can be particularly challenging and by looking at the VAT consequences as a key part of project pre-planning, we can help ensure VAT efficiency will be maximised and pitfalls avoided. Other tax issues on which we can assist include capital allowances for plant, machinery and integral features and capital gains tax.

For more information on our East London and Essex services for property and construction businesses, please contact Laura AmbroseLawrence ShafierChristina Georgiou, Jon O’Shea, Paul Reynolds or Debra Dougal.

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