Our tax team works closely with our housebuilder team on all transactions on which the firm is instructed by housebuilders. 

We can provide tax advice on a stand-alone basis to clients or operate alongside and supporting the residential development team. The team has an in-depth knowledge of corporation tax, VAT and stamp duty land tax in particular.

Our team advise housebuilders on the drafting and implementation of their policies and procedures for anti-money laundering and anti-tax evasion. We also advise clients in this sector on the tax treatment of payments and compensation relating to ground rent clauses.

The head of the team, James Gopsill, is a recognised expert on VAT on property transactions and stamp duty land tax. For over 10 years James has been the consulting editor for LexisNexis Butterworths’ Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents for VAT and stamp duty land tax and has recently written the corporation tax, VAT and SDLT commentary for the encyclopaedia’s volumes on the sale and development of commercial land.

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