UK Real Estate Structuring - Boodle Hatfield

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UK Real Estate Structuring

We advise international investors and developers in UK real estate. We help them to navigate the complexities of investing in, developing and holding UK real estate, dovetailing advice with overall tax and wealth planning.

Real Estate is an increasingly popular asset class for overseas investors, and many of our clients have substantial commercial and residential portfolios.

The structuring of real estate investments and the funds themselves can be complex. The most appropriate vehicle overall depends on several factors, for example whether residential or commercial real estate is to be acquired, the intended use and tax efficiency, both in the UK and elsewhere.

We bring together our expertise in tax, succession planning, trusts, funds, company formation, real estate expertise and more to provide clear and expert guidance to real estate investors from all over the world.

How we help

  • Taxation – It is important to take professional advice from the outset, as UK real estate transactions are potentially exposed to a variety of UK taxes, including Stamp Duty Land Tax, Value Added Tax, Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Inheritance Tax and the Annul Tax on Enveloped Dwellings. Our expert lawyers help investors and developers to choose the most tax-efficient structure. In many cases certain taxes can be mitigated or entirely eliminated through careful planning and structuring from the beginning so it is important to take advice at an early stage
  • Succession Planning – We advise clients on integrating their real estate portfolio into their overall succession planning strategy in the UK and globally to facilitate the long term preservation of wealth for the benefit of future generations
  • Real Estate Acquisition – We have market leading teams in the acquisition of commercial real estate across a wide range of sectors from offices and mixed use developments to hotel and warehouses

Our residential real estate team advise on the purchase of the full range of residential property from prime London and country houses to residential investment portfolios around the UK. We advise on purchases made by individuals, through corporate structures, trusts and funds.

At Boodle Hatfield our private client, tax, real estate and corporate teams work seamlessly together to ensure our clients’ investment into real estate is tax efficient and integrated into the most appropriate worldwide structure.

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