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Markel Tax

Property tax and stamp duty land tax

The property tax and stamp duty land tax (SDLT) implications when buying, owning, selling or inheriting property in the UK can be significant. 

Property and construction attract a uniquely complex interaction of taxes and there is often significant value inherent from the holding or the development of property that continues to attract new taxes and tax regime changes.

In addition, SDLT legislation is increasingly convoluted and often misunderstood, and a number of unwelcome pitfalls can catch out those who are not subject matter experts.

Markel Tax is able to work with individuals with small buy-to-let portfolios, through to large construction firms, offering structuring advice across the property transaction stages. 

Spot a property tax and SDLT opportunity

  • Acquisition
    • Income and capital gains planning
    • Inheritance tax and estate planning
    • Minimising any VAT
    • SDLT efficiencies and ATED implications
    • Corporate structuring
  • Investment
    • Incorporation of property portfolio
    • VAT efficiency on conversion and development of properties
    • Refinancing and introduction of new stakeholders
  • Exit and succession planning
    • Succession planning – family partnerships, trusts and availability of reliefs
    • Consideration of reliefs such as PPR and entrepreneurs’ relief
    • Demergers – statutory, liquidation and capital reduction
    • Refinancing and introduction of new stakeholders

The process

The team at Markel Tax will typically take clients through the following steps:

Step 1 - A complimentary initial discussion to obtain the facts
Step 2 - Discussions around the options available and scope of work preparation
Step 3 - Engagement and the provision of clear and comprehensive step plans