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Free Property Development JV Checklist

Property Investment & Funds

Free Guide: Buying Property SPVs

Property Investment & Funds

Private Investment Club Fundraising Toolkit

Property Investment & Funds

Paul Sutton

Assessing UK property investment opportunities: an introduction

This article is kindly contributed by Peter Ogden, KBW Chartered Surveyors. Peter’s contact details are at the end of the article. If you have decided to invest in property (real estate) here are some points to consider in assessing opportunities. We will be looking here at direct investment in property rather than via funds, equities and other similar …
Paul Sutton

Collective Investment Scheme – Everything You Need to Know

The term ‘collective investment scheme’ (CIS) is an important concept in the context of UK financial services legislation. The activities of establishing, operating or winding up a CIS are regulated in the UK if carried on by way of business. On that basis, they can only be carried out by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (or …
Paul Sutton

Tax pitfalls when buying property SPVs

This article is kindly contributed by Caroline Fleet, Head of Property Taxes at Gabelle LLP. Caroline’s contact details are at the end of this article. Frequently, when purchasing a UK property, the sale takes place with the property held in a corporate or an offshore unit trust ‘wrapper’. Often the sale is undertaken in such a way, due to …
Paul Sutton

Checklist and heads of terms for property development joint venture

This document provides a checklist of key issues to consider when setting up a joint venture for property development between a developer and a private investor. To access the checklist, click here. Once completed, the checklist can then be signed as non-binding heads of terms. The next steps would often include obtaining tax advice to confirm the proposed …