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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

Changes to the taxation of UK residential property

This article is kindly contributed by Stephen Hemmings, a corporate tax director at accounting firm Menzies LLP. A number of recent changes have added complexity to the taxation of UK residential property and potentially give rise to a charge to taxation which did not apply previously. Some of the key changes are explored below. Individuals, companies, …
Paul Sutton

What is a syndicate trust?

The term “syndicate trust” is not defined in English law. It is often used to describe arrangements in which a number of investors use a trust structure to make one or more investments. The Oxford Dictionaries’ definition of ‘syndicate’ is as follows: “A group of individuals or organizations combined to promote a common interest.” …
Paul Sutton

Buying Property SPVs – How to avoid wasting time and money on abortive deals

From a buyer’s perspective, buying the shares in a property Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) can seem attractive because of the possible savings in transaction taxes, including SDLT. However, based on experience, SPV transactions often end up as direct property purchases (or abort altogether) because of complications which emerge during the due diligence …
Paul Sutton

Government Support for the Real Economy

This article is kindly contributed by Daniel Kiernan, Associate Director at Intelligent Partnership, an organisation which provides training, research and reports on investments to financial advisers, planners and wealth managers. Daniel’s contact details are at the end of this article. There have been a few very positive moves by the government to …
Paul Sutton

What investors look for in a company seeking to raise EIS/SEIS funds

This article is kindly contributed by Martin Sherwood, a partner at Enterprise Investment Partners LLP (EIP). EIP are specialists in fund-raising for smaller companies through tax-efficient structures, with a particular emphasis on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Martin’s contact details are at the end of this article. When the founders of …