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Whatever the size of your business and your development portfolio, we can help. With expertise spanning both residential and commercial projects, we understand all the issues you face – from accounting and finance to tax and business structure, and can help you plan and avoid the pitfalls.

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Financial
    We offer all the usual accountancy and audit support to help you keep on top of day-to-day administration. They include accounting, book-keeping, payroll, management accounts and annual accounts. We also provide financial forecasting services so you can prepare for future liabilities and, where possible, mitigate the tax you have to pay.
  • Advisory
    We can help you to prepare proposals for presentation to banks. We can also help you obtain finance, because of our contacts with all the principal financiers and our insight into the types of project they will support.
  • Business
    We can advise you on the best structure for your projects, whether sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP), limited company, or special purpose vehicle (SPV). If you wish to start a development in a joint venture with another party, we will advise on the best structure to use. We can also help with shareholders’ agreements, and will advise on how to reduce your tax liability and that of the shareholders.
  • Tax & Legal
    We can help with Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) planning in respect of site acquisition and advise you on the Construction Industry Scheme, including employed/self-employed status issues.
  • VAT
    Some developments may be zero-rated for VAT, others may include ‘exempt’ supplies. These can affect the amount of VAT you can recover and may impact the profitability of a project. Even a decision to let an unsalable property may affect your VAT position. We will help in all these areas.

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Nick Haines - Partner Nick Haines
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