Real estate tax

Real Estate Podcast EP3: Finance Bill 2018 – Impact on REITs

Following their blog post of 9 November 2018, in this podcast Herbert Smith Freehills partners Neil Warriner and Will Arrenberg and senior associate Casey Dalton discuss the recent changes affecting the UK REIT regime introduced in the Finance Bill 2018 and … Continue reading

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Finance bill 2018/19: Good news for overseas investors in UK Real Estate through offshore property unit trusts

Authors: Neil Warriner, Partner, Will Arrenberg, Partner, and Casey Dalton, Senior Associate, Real Estate Tax, London It has been clear for some time that, from April 2019, non-UK residents would become subject to UK tax on gains when disposing of … Continue reading

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HMRC wins landmark SDLT avoidance case

Authors: Neil Warriner, Partner and Head of UK Real Estate Tax; Will Arrenberg, Partner, Real Estate Tax; Heather Gething, Partner and Head of Tax Planning and Tax Disputes, London In a 4-1 ruling, the Supreme Court has found in favour … Continue reading

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Budget: Tax implications for real estate

Authors: Neil Warriner, Partner and Will Arrenberg, Partner, Real Estate Tax, London Apart from a couple of pieces of good news, the Autumn Budget materials published earlier today contain a number of definite and potential changes to UK tax on real … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement – a tax ticking time-bomb for developers?

Author: Neil Warriner, Partner, Real Estate Tax, London From a real estate tax perspective, the Autumn Statement was a bit of a damp squib, but confirmation of a couple of well-trailed changes to restrict relief for interest costs and the … Continue reading

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Releasing rights of light and development: 7 key questions

Author: Eidin Crowdy, Associate, Real Estate, London In this post, we address how a property developer may investigate whether rights of light affect his or her land and if so, how to negotiate their release.  A right of light is … Continue reading

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