Real estate tax

Our real estate tax team advises businesses working in all sectors of the UK property industry

Our specialist tax team advises a diverse range of clients, from institutional investors, real estate funds, commercial developers, house builders and corporate occupiers to charities, housing associations and high-net worth individuals.

Our team provides expert advice on all taxes relevant to property transactions including stamp duty land tax, VAT, capital gains tax, income tax, corporation tax, annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED), capital allowances and the application of the construction industry scheme.

We can also advise on structuring real estate and corporate transactions (such as pre-sale reorganisations or business transfers involving property), as well as on the acquisition and development of student accommodation and care homes, having acted on some of the largest transactions in these sectors in the last few years.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising Aviva on the tax implications on the establishment of their “Single Family Rental” product in association with Packaged Living, with a portfolio valued at more than £500m.
  • Advising INGKA on the acquisition and redevelopment of two major shopping centres as part of IKEA’s strategy to open city-centre stores.

Shoosmiths' real estate tax team “deliver complex advice in a pragmatic and understandable way and their knowledge of the commercial angles enables them to tailor advice accordingly". 

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