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Paul Sutton

The “African Land” case, and how property professionals can raise finance from private investors without getting on the wrong side of the Financial Conduct Authority

Access to capital is the lifeblood of many property businesses. Many property professionals prefer to look to private investors for this finance, rather than relying on banks and other commercial lenders. The ‘African Land’ case – why did the FCA prosecute? In the case of Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd and others (called …
Paul Sutton

Property developers: Are you investor ready?

This article is very kindly contributed by Penshurst Finance, which raises equity and debt finance for property developers, mainly through alternative funding sources such as high net worth individuals, family offices, mezzanine and property debt specialists. Their contact details are set out at the end of this article. All too often we meet developers …
Leiza Bladd-Symms

LCN Legal interview: Can developers and investors still obtain Entrepreneurs’ Relief on property development projects?

At LCN Legal, we count both property developers and investors amongst our clients. Over recent months, changes in tax legislation have meant that the way in which Entrepreneurs’ Relief can be applied to property development projects has not been entirely clear. A number of our clients have raised concerns as to how their business interests may be …