We have years of experience as property accountants and have achieved a high level of knowledge about the property sector. Working with a varied portfolio of clients, our multidisciplinary property group provides comprehensive and efficient property accounting solutions.

Our property accounting expertise

We have decades of experience of working with clients in the property industry and a varied client base. Our clients range from private individuals with property investments, landlords and architects to large property development groups.

A range of property accounting services

Our multi-disciplinary team provides a wide range of accountancy and support services for property companies and those with property investments. In addition to the general accountancy and tax services we provide, we have developed a range of services specifically tailored to meet the needs of our property clients. These services include:

  • Tax planning, including:
    • Maximising Capital Allowances on commercial property
    • Group planning – for capital gains
  • VAT planning
  • International taxation
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Service charge audits
  • Strategic planning, monitoring and restructuring
  • Audit and other regulatory reporting
  • Outsourcing services; payroll; company secretarial; management accounts

VAT services

Our VAT practice has considerable experience, going back to the inception of VAT in the UK, in advising clients in the property sector.

We help remove the burden of following rules and trying to avoid complex VAT traps, leaving you to do what you are good at – running your business or managing your investment. Find out more about our VAT services for the property sector.

Service charge audits

Property owners and tenants are now increasingly demanding a transparent, value for money property management service. Having the property service charges audited efficiently is part of this equation.

If you are a chartered surveyor or property manager you will undoubtedly deal with money from these service charges on behalf of your clients. We have an experienced team dedicated to certifying the statements of service charge expenditure. We have systems in place to deal with these audits and a proven track record of servicing numerous property portfolios.

The service we offer includes:

  • Year end adjustments
  • Journal posting
  • Reconciliations

Our careful and efficient approach enables you to provide a seamless service to your clients and their tenants. We are able to respond quickly and provide a fast turnaround of work. We agree timings and fees with you up-front, so that you are in control. We also have the benefit of being able to draw technical support from our other specialist departments within the firm.

What our clients say about us…

“We have worked with UHY for many years and are always impressed with their knowledge of the property sector and their commitment to providing a personalised service. We would not hesitate in recommending them.”

James Norvill, James Norvill Properties


“As a company we have put all our accountancy matters in the hands of UHY Hacker Young, Newport and have always found all the staff very helpful with any queries that may arise.

There is always a cheery voice at the end of the phone and if whom you wish to speak with is not available, your message is always passed on and responded too, whether by a senior partner or someone else with the knowledge to assist you. No query is ever too large or too small to be appropriately addressed and I always like to think I am chatting to friends.  I would have no qualms in recommending your company to anyone who is looking for a capable accountancy firm with a very “personal” service.”

Alan Darlow, Darlow Group


“A superb and efficient company who have helped with the running of my independent business tremendously with regards to payroll, VAT and tax responsibilities.  This has removed a great burden from myself, allowing me to focus on growing my business in more detail.  All work is always carried out promptly without fault, and whenever I’ve had a question to ask, I’ve received the answer within ten minutes every time!  I would highly recommend this company to any business owner who requires help on the administration side of their business, in order to allow them to focus on expansion.  Just to round it off, all the staff I have dealt with have been great to get along with and have gone out of their way to make sure we’ve received a top level of customer service!”

Chris Baker, Wentworth Estate Agents

The next step

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