Property Development & Property Trading


We welcome the challenges that come with advising on the wide range of property trading, development and construction enterprises out there.

By now, we think we’ve seen most things, from commercial, residential or mixed-use projects (both post-construction and off-plan), building conversions (into student accommodation; pub conversions etc.), development of serviced offices, and retirement property part-exchange market. Our team can provide trading advice and has experience of numerous development situations. These include:

  • Conversion of various commercial property into residential
  • Construction of student accommodation for resale or long-term investment
  • Development of serviced offices
  • Retirement property part-exchange market.

Development situations can be the most complex of property transactions. They can involve a developer, a lending bank, an incoming tenant, a forward purchaser and government or a local authority. Very often the developer may work in partnership or joint venture with other developers or service providers. Each of these will have their own tax positions and issues to take into account, all of which have to be factored into the eventual structure. At BKL we have years of experience of working through these issues to arrive at a solution which minimises acquisition taxes such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and taxes on sale. We can help you structure your business tax efficiently. You can rely on our property experts to provide robust advice, tailored to your particular development situation.

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Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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