The property and construction sector is subject to intricate financial and regulatory requirements, including complex VAT traps on property transactions.

Property & Construction

With all of this in mind, it is clear why working with a trusted advisor is crucial for businesses in this sector.

At Champion Accountants, we work with companies in property investment, trading and development, ranging from private individuals to large property development groups. Our clients include investors, developers, construction firms, estate agents, surveyors and architects.

We assist our property and construction clients with:

  • Starting up in business, including sourcing of finance
  • Structuring and restructuring
  • Budgeting, financial forecasting and cash flow projections
  • Costs management
  • Raising finance for projects
  • VAT planning regarding property purchases, disposals and developments
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Corporation Tax
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Compliance with HMRC’s Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) rules
  • Maximising capital allowances on acquisition and disposal of commercial property
  • Exit strategies and succession planning
  • Planning that will allow you to maximise the value of your business where you cannot currently sell it
  • Inheritance Tax planning

Since its inception in 2000, the Research and Development (R&D) tax relief scheme is designed to support businesses working to make advancements in their field, with many property and construction companies unknowingly qualifying for the scheme.


David Herd
David Herd
Group Partner
Andrew Hopwood
Andrew Hopwood
Client Partner
David Hardy
David Hardy
Client Partner


“David Herd’s response impressed me from the start as he was extremely knowledgeable in this area; his confidence and optimism of a successful claim ultimately swayed my decision to choose Champion. 

Having already researched the requirements, I collated more than 100 pages of evidence to show HMRC exactly how and why the property was deemed uninhabitable. David meticulously went through this evidence and built a strong case around it before presenting it in a way that would meet HMRC guidelines.”

Vinod Patel, Tax Client


“Champion’s knowledge and expertise are invaluable to our business, with its team supporting us with year-end, corporation tax and tax advisory services, as well as assisting with my personal tax liabilities. If you want an accountancy partner that’s truly invested in you, then speak with Champion.”

Tom Dylan, Director at Great Northern Property Company


“We were introduced to Champion before we launched our business in 2012 and have been a client ever since our incorporation. There is no doubt that Champion has contributed to our existential growth during this time period, as the team’s services have been invaluable to us on every step of our journey. Initially, we appointed them to undertake bookkeeping and management accounts, but Champion now provides a holistic service across our entire business, including ongoing strategic advice about the steps we can take to expand our operations further. Working with Champion is a prime example of how professional relationships evolve over time, and we are so pleased to have had them at the helm of our support network for nearing a decade.”

Greg Mulligan, Director at Mulbury Homes Ltd

For more information about how champion accountants can help,

Contact your local champion office today.