UK Office of Tax Simplification Takes Aim at Inheritance Tax Death duties were first introduced, in their modern form, back in 1894 when the government introduced estate duty, a tax on the capital value of land. Estate duty was eventually replaced by Capital Transfer Tax in 1975, which introduced the concept of tax on lifetime…
We act for many investors looking to acquire or dispose of residential property. These transactions will range from the purchase or sale of residential property portfolios, auction purchases, and an increasing number of buy-to-let investments.
On the purchase, we will advise you on all of the legal elements of the transaction, in particular the terms of any occupational leases or tenancies. We will attend the auction on your behalf if you require. We are panel solicitors for most of the major mortgage lenders and will act for them where necessary and instructed.
On the sale, we will prepare a comprehensive pre-sale bundle and attend to all of the usual formalities leading to exchange and completion.
Our tax team is always on hand and, where you think it desirable, we work closely with them to manage the fiscal elements of any particular transaction.