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Property Specialist Team

Our specialist team are well versed in the pitfalls businesses and individuals may face in complying with the law and protecting their property investments in the most tax efficient manner.

Agents and Property professionals

Whether you are looking to set up your own agency/consultancy, or are well established within the industry, it is important to have a team that can support you across the magnitude of financial areas that agencies and professionals have to stay on top of.

At Shaw Gibbs, we work with you throughout your business journey starting with initial investment planning and corporate structures. Our team has worked with substantial sized agents supporting them in their day-to-day running of the business through compliance, accounts, payroll management, and other support services. As your business looks to grow, our Corporate Finance team is on hand to support your expansion. The team has extensive experience in working on portfolio and company acquisitions, helping you to maximise your growth opportunities.


Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced home owner, we can support you throughout your journey from purchase to sale.

At Shaw Gibbs, we understand that purchasing your home can be stressful and time consuming, especially when trawling through the web to find your mortgage. Our carefully selected mortgage advice partners can offer independent advice, searching the whole market to find the right mortgage for your circumstances.

With Buying or selling your home also comes added tax implications that can often be overlooked. Our experienced tax team can take the stress of your hands offering support on areas as Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Gains Tax, allowing you to concentrate on the finding your dream home.


Whether you are looking to rent out your second home or expanding your existing portfolio, we can make sure you get the most out of your property.

With the introduction of significant tax changes and rulings, the need for landlords to take financial advice has become increasingly important. In particular, the buy to let mortgage market available to landlords must seem like a minefield. At Shaw Gibbs we can put you in contact with our carefully selected mortgage partners to guide you through the process, advising on houses in multiple occupation, studios and trusts.

One of the most impactful tax changes for landlords was the restriction of income tax relief which can significantly affect those renting out residential properties. To protect against such changes, it is important to put stable tax planning in place. Our team can guide you through your structuring and tax mitigations options allowing you to maximise the benefits of your property.


As a property developer, you will often have to make high risk financial decisions that have a lot riding on them. Because of this, it is important to have an advisor in place who can guarantee the right decisions are being made and sufficient plans are in place.

With the introduction of several major tax changes, tax planning throughout the development process can be complicated and it is important to have an advisor who you can trust in place. At Shaw Gibbs, we bring an extensive knowledge of the industry, helping to offer advice on tax planning, corporate structures and compliance.


As a contractor, you may find that there are a number of deadlines that need to be met and decisions that need to be made to make sure you’re on top of your finances.

We understand that as a contractor, your situation is completely unique and consequently, it is vital that you have an advisor in place who truly understands your goals. At Shaw Gibbs, we can work with you to create a structure and financial blueprint to make sure you are minimising your risks and making the most of your earnings.

Once the plans are in place, we can help you to stay on top of your regular financial deadlines. Our team can help your bookkeeping, compliance and company secretarial needs, allowing you to focus on your business.

International business / individuals

Whether you are an individual looking to buy property abroad, an international company looking to invest in the UK or somewhere in between, we have in-house experts on mortgage protection and carefully-selected partners for all of your mortgage needs.

For those individuals and businesses who are looking to retain property outside the UK or looking to transfer sums of capital and income into the UK, the tax implications can be complicated. Our international tax specialist has extensive experience in supporting both individuals and employers on double tax agreements, helping you to make sure no stone is left unturned.

With bases in the international hubs of London and Oxford, we have worked with multiple businesses looking to invest into UK property. Our team can support you throughout the process from setting up and maximising tax efficiencies through to the day-to-day support of running your business with accounts, payroll and audit services.

As part of DFK International , we have access to a network of independent advisory firms who have the local knowledge to support your outward investment.

For more information on our international offering, visit our international page.


With the inevitable uncertainty that comes with investing, it is important to seek financial advice in order to minimise risks and put long term stability in place.

If you are an individual or a business looking to invest in property and developments, we can support you through each step of the process. Our Financial Planning division is well equipped to help plan your investments wisely, guaranteeing a long term outlook is in place. As you look to finance your investments, both our Corporate Finance team and our carefully selected mortgage partners can support you in financing your transactions. Throughout the process our partners and us can work with you to guarantee your plans are both compliant and tax efficient.


If you are a charity who owns property which has mixed income and you are looking to sell a property, you may be eligible for VAT relief on your property transactions. Making initial mistakes in calculating VAT can lead to substantial periods of time being wasted in an attempt to rectify them. Our VAT Consultant has worked on a number of projects with charities who property interests, working with them to put long standing plans in place to save both time and money.

For more information on our VAT offering, visit our VAT Consultancy page.

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