Property Development and Investment

Leading property accounting and advisory services.

Property Development and Investment

Successful property development involves managing finance and risk and making smart, entrepreneurial decisions to ensure properties deliver sustainable rental and property disposal income. The keys to this outcome are robust and careful management of audit, compliance, tax strategy and structuring advice.

With solid credentials across more traditional real estate asset classes, our expert Property Development and Investment team also has significant expertise within alternative asset classes including warehousing and logistics, private rented sector, student accommodation, healthcare and care homes. We advise on long income assets which have seen considerable interest recently due to the uncertain macroeconomic environment.

Many of the UK’s largest privately owned and listed property companies, real estate investors and UK REITs rely on our advice and expertise to help them achieve their goals as do a number of SMEs specialising in commercial and residential real estate and development.

Our specialist team includes real estate investment experts and we have a strong track record of providing listed companies with regulatory and governance advice. We understand the regulatory and compliance requirements you have to meet as a listed real estate company.

We are the largest auditor of listed UK Companies, and we audit more AIM companies than any other firm, both overall and in the real estate sector. We act for over half of the REITs listed on the London Stock Exchange.

We will help you optimise property tax outcomes through tax structuring and compliance and advice on Capital Allowances, Land Remediation Relief and SDLT, Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and VAT.

A number of key industry bodies value our understanding of the property development markets including the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), the British Property Federation (BPF), the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV) and the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).

Residential development

In 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced radical reforms to the planning system under the ‘Build, build, build’ campaign, alongside a raft of measures to support home building. These reforms which coincide with huge changes in the sector are being driven by population growth, the UK’s housing shortage and changes to the Use Classes order.

Our specialist residential development experts in assurance, tax and advisory have developed deep knowledge of residential development by working with developers, house builders and contractors throughout economic cycles.

We will keep you ahead of changing accounting and tax legislation by drawing on the resources of an extensive national and international network. We want to help you achieve tax savings through strategic planning, land remediation relief and enhanced capital allowances.

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