Our recent Property Poll shows a marked decrease in confidence in the outlook for the sector over the next 12 months among property professionals. It isn’t difficult to pinpoint a few macroeconomic factors which might be influencing this: the failure of the ‘Strong and Stable’ Tory election gamble, continuing uncertainty around Brexit and the potential for rising interest rates, to name but a few. In terms of our own direct experience, some of our commercial property clients are reporting a hardening of lease terms in favour of tenants, but there is still a large appetite from investors with cash to spend. Equally, those in the residential development sector are looking at potentially retaining stock for private rental, perhaps reflecting the softening in residential property prices.
It therefore remains important to have advisers who not only understand the issues that property and construction professionals face but also have in-depth experience of working in the sector. As one of the leading firms specialising in advising property and construction professionals, we are ideally placed to help you deal with those challenges. In fact, through our in-house publication ‘Professional Firms Insight’ we regularly highlight the key business, accounting, personal finance, tax, HR and compliance developments that directly affect professional firms.
What Moore Kingston Smith can offer you
Our specialist Professional Firms team offer a comprehensive range of services, each tailored to your requirements. These include:
- Audit, accounting and tax compliance
- Performance improvement and benchmarking
- Team structuring and remuneration
- Assessing and improving employee engagement
- Succession planning
- Taxation planning and investigations
- LLP/Company status
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Capital structure
- Partner reward
- R&D tax credits
- Personal tax planning and wealth management
- Key strategic advice including business development workshops
- Management information review.