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  • Property Developers

    Property development is a venture in the nature and conduct of a trade, and provided that certain conditions are met, a property developer may be afforded a number of generous tax reliefs, but they may also be subject to higher rates of tax on profits made from the property development if not structured properly.

    Pay less tax

    Structuring your property development business properly can ensure that you pay the right amount of tax

    Mitigate risk

    By being aware of your reporting obligations early, we can assist you with mitigating any risk that HMRC may seek to penalise you by taxing your profits as trading income

    Build for the future

    With a number of favourable tax treatments available for property developers, we can assist with structuring your property development business correctly in order to ensure that you are preserving family wealth

    How can we help?

    As a property developer, structuring your property development business correctly is vital so as to ensure (amongst other things): 

    1. Profits are taxable at manageable rates of tax 
    2. Valuable tax reliefs are available on either the succession or sale of your business 
    3. You yourself are protected from any risk should the development go sour
    4. HMRC do not query any part of your transactions
    5. The business is passed down to the next generation with minimal disruption 

    It is common, for commercial purposes, that property developers undertake each development via a separate special purpose vehicle or simply ‘SPV’. But, it is important to note that there are a host of suitable structures available to developers and which one is right often depends on each developers’ specific facts and circumstances.

    Importantly, which structure to use does result in a number of legal and tax compliance obligations on the developer concerned as well as their having to conform with external factors such as the ability to obtain external funding whilst maintaining their desire to have control over their investment. Coupled with this are personal factors such as the desire to maintain family connections and insure for the ‘worst case’ scenario.

    We are experienced in taking a holistic view to guiding taxpayers through their options and working with them to ensure that their property development business is structured to suit their needs whilst working with external third parties to ensure that you are receiving the best possible advice.

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