Our tax lawyers provide specialist property tax advice
Blake Morgan is an expert in providing specialist property tax advice to buyers and sellers of commercial and residential property.
Our property tax lawyers work closely with our clients to understand their business and make recommendations on how to structure acquisitions and disposals tax efficiently.
We keep up to date on the latest changes and proposed changes to tax laws so that we can give you the best possible legal solutions both now and in the future.
Our expert property lawyers advise clients both in the UK and internationally based clients.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our Property Tax team provides expert advice to individuals on their UK property matters whether they are creating an investment portfolio or simply managing their estates:
There are a number of tax issues that need to be considered. Our expert property tax lawyers can advise on all aspects of tax in this area.
Joint tenants and tenants in common
In England and Wales joint ownership can take the form of a joint tenancy or a 'tenancy in common'. Our property tax experts can guide you through the tax benefits of both options to find the best solution for you.
Right to Manage (RTM)
We advise leaseholders who want the right and the legal means to remove their existing property management company and replace them with an RTM company set up with their fellow leaseholders.
Stamp Duty Land Tax / Land Transaction Tax
Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) used to be relatively straight forward but recent changes have made this more complicated for both residential and commercial properties. We are here to simplify this for you and provide cost-effective legal solutions.
We stay ahead of the game with changes to tax relief to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings
There have been a number of changes to the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) regime. We provide commercial, straightforward advice on what these changes mean for your business.
UK property joint ventures
If you are entering a joint venture make sure you have considered all the legal implications with advice from our specialist Property Tax team.
Acquiring or selling property SPVs in the UK
Our legal experts can guide you through the options when acquiring or selling special purpose vehicle properties.
Mergers and acquisitions involving UK property
Our property tax experts are experienced in advising on the property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Our experts in property tax advise clients with needs as diverse as needing a Will to investing in a property portfolio or in relation to a property that forms part of a corporate merger. Our clients are both national and international.
Awards and Accolades
Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year
In all of the current political turmoil going on in Westminster you would be forgiven for missing the Government's announcement of a new consultation on Shared Ownership. In an unintendedly...Read More
Stamp Duty Land Tax: Mixed use property, claiming multiple dwellings relief, interaction with the 3% surcharge
The stamp duty land tax (SDLT) treatment of purchases of mixed use property, such as a building with flats over commercial property, is complicated. Where there are a number of...Read More
The Right to Rent Scheme ("the scheme") came into force in England in 2016, we look at it in more detail. Does it discriminate or provide protection? The scheme's original...Read More
Property businesses and Data Protection Compliance: estate agency fined £80,000 for failing to keep tenants’ data safe
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just announced it is fining estate agency Life at Parliament View Ltd (LPVL) (trading as LiFE Residential) for leaving 18,610 customers' personal data exposed...Read More
Louise Uphill, Senior Associate at Blake Morgan and Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners member, provides guidance on how leaseholders can get to grips with their leases and highlights key clauses...Read More
Telecoms operators can now install and manage telecoms masts on Local Authority land with far less difficulty and cost
Since the new Electronic Communications Code ("the Code") came into force on 28 December 2017, a number of cases have been heard by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) ("the Tribunal")....Read More