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Real Estate

Real Estate Tax

Real estate transactions need to be closely analysed in order to avoid unnecessary tax leakages and to minimise your overall costs.

Our real estate tax lawyers can ensure that your transactions are structured in a way that best suits your profile. We will work closely with you to understand your requirements and to provide a service which is tailored to your needs.

We can advise on the tax implications of a wide range of real estate transactions and related structures including joint ventures, real estate funds, corporate real estate transactions and regeneration and development projects. We regularly work with investors (UK and non-UK), occupiers and developers both in the private sector and public sector, charities and educational establishments.

Our team can help you with a variety of tax issues, including:

  • Stamp Duty
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Capital Allowances
  • VAT
  • The Construction Industry Scheme
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Corporation Tax
  • Income Tax
  • The Non-Resident Landlord Scheme

By coming to us you will experience a partner led service which guarantees consistently high quality advice.

Our advice is jargon free and straight-forward to ensure that you understand it and can make informed commercial decisions.

For more information on our real estate tax services, contact one of our lawyers today.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts are all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.

Recent Work

£25m office building in Canary Wharf

The acquisition of a £25m office building in Canary Wharf for a Belgian investor.

The Great Northern Warehouse

The circa £75m acquisition of the corporate vehicle owing The Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester for Resolution Real Estate Advisers.

£64m acquisition of Mitre House, London

The acquisition of Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate Street, London for £64m for Mercer Real Estate Partners.

Acquisition of the former Hanningtons Estate

The acquisition of the former Hanningtons Estate in Brighton for over £50m for Redevco.

Ropewalk Shopping Centre

The acquisition by M&M Fund of the Ropewalk Shopping Centre, Nuneaton for £24m.

Audley Square House, Mayfair

The acquisition by Caudwell Properties of Audley Square House, Mayfair for £143m.


We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"They're very commercial, very switched-on and they do things efficiently."

Chambers & Partners, 2019


“Very high performing team with the qualities you would expect of one of the best teams in the property sector. Technically superb, dynamic and hungry. I cannot recommend the services of Irwin Mitchell highly enough.”

Development Director, Global Logistics Company


"Great to deal with and consistently gets the job done."

Legal 500, 2019

Awards & Accreditations

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides – which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 legal-500-2019 chambers-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Brexit And US Trade Deals

14 / 08 / 19 Read More

Property Developer Purchases Office Building In York

13 / 08 / 19 Read More

M&A Activity Set To Remain High In Waste Management Sector

08 / 08 / 19 Read More

Alzheimer's Testing Specialist Secures Investment from NPIF Maven Equity Finance

02 / 08 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Shortlisted For Employment Law Firm Of The Year Award

26 / 07 / 19 Read More

UK's Most Sustainable Cities Revealed In New Report

22 / 07 / 19 Read More