The Evolution of Property Tax Planning

30 September 2016 •

At Warrener Stewart, we work closely with clients in relation to their property portfolios and the tax consequences. Recently our tax director, Damian Talbot, invited several clients to listen to an overview regarding current tax issues facing property developers and investors.

To illustrate the effect taxes can have on property businesses, Damian outlined the key tax issues faced by property developers and investors during the growth of their property portfolios. This included reviewing the various evolutionary stages to developing a property portfolio and looking at the technical financial mechanisms that are involved in succeeding in property tax planning

The event was held near our Fulham offices at Chelsea Football Club’s home Stamford Bridge on 22nd September. Clients and staff at Warrener Stewart were afforded a unique insight not only into property tax planning, but a behind the scenes look at the Premier League club’s stadium.

“At Warrener Stewart we aim to help our clients get the best possible return on their property portfolio,” commented Damian Talbot. “There have been several changes recently that affect people with a portfolio of properties – be they a small owner-occupier developing their own residence, or those with a large property portfolio spanning multiple property sites. My presentation highlighted how, with Warrener Stewart’s tax teams’ help, developers can continue to prosper with our advice and efficient tax planning.”

Indeed, Séamus Kavanagh‎, CEO Badger Holdings Ltd, one of Warrener Stewart's clients, agreed commenting, "What a great event and venue. The points discussed were so relevant for today's property investors and were delivered in a meaningful but easy way to understand. Property tax can be a minefield and the points covered will be invaluable in helping us to guide and assist our own staff and clients in the future."

For further advice about property tax planning - whether you are a developer, investor or are just getting started, please contact Warrener Stewart on 020 7731 6163.

Warrener Stewart clocks up 150 miles on Cycle to Work Day

15 September 2016 • Warrener Stewart News

Knowing the team at Warrener Stewart are always up for a challenge, Nick Morgan, joint managing director of the Fulham based chartered accountants, encouraged several colleagues to join the National Cycle to Work Day which took place on September, 14th. 

WS-Bikes-for-web.jpg(Pictured l-r: Jon Last, Nick Morgan, Felicity Butler, Ashleigh Molton and Marcus Bullen) 

Between them the intrepid cyclists; Jon Last, Marcus Bullen, Felicity Butler, Ashleigh Molton, Charles Dessain and Nick, clocked up an impressive 150 miles cycling to and from work. For some of the younger members of the accountants in Fulham, their cycle journeys were relatively routine travelling in from Brixton and Balham compared to Jon and Nick’s epic journeys from darkest Surrey.

Nick rode 39 miles from South of Guildford over the North Downs, meeting up with colleague Jon in Esher to inject some much lacking pace and lead the final 16 miles to Fulham.

“As I left home the sun was just rising, making for an idyllic ride into work,” commented Nick. “It was “an interesting experience”, but probably not one I’ll do on a daily basis since the whole commute took me the best part of three hours and I only made it as far as Woking on the way home!”

Whilst Nick certainly had the longest journey, the prize for ingenuity and the shortest journey went to Charles Dessain. He ditched his normal bus ride and grabbed one of the Santander “Boris” bikes which were free for the day, to cycle from Hammersmith to Fulham. This still earned him the complimentary bacon roll which was part of Nick’s original offer!

“Warrener Stewart understands our business; they give us more than any other Accountancy service we have ever received in the past. They are extremely commercially aware and very current when it comes to changes in tax policy. ”
Diana Hoare - Anderson Hoare