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Construction & Property Accountants

As the construction and property industry is heavily affected by changes in the economy and other external factors, we can work side by side with you, as an extension to your business, to aid any development, strategic planning and to mitigate risk during challenging times. By getting under the skin of your business, we can help you make use of potential financial opportunities and ensure all tax saving opportunities are being utilised. 

Our team of construction and property accounting experts, led by company director Sheryl Macaulay, have years of experience within this sector. From complex tax planning and specialist projects to standard compliance services, we will provide tailored advice that is as unique as your business.

Innovation is an integral part of architecture, construction and property businesses. We can make sure you are getting the most out of your business by ensuring sector specific opportunities are not missed such as research and development tax credits, making use of capital allowances and business rate evaluation.

Construction & Property Accounting Services

Compliance Services

Our highly experienced team can work as an extension to your business and deliver a proactive and efficient service for these fundamental everyday accounting services.

Compliance Services

Research & Development

Research and Development (R&D) is no longer limited to the scientific industry, with many opportunities available in the Construction & Property industry.

R&D Tax Credits

Succession Planning

By creating a succession plan, you can ensure you have considered all the financial and legal implications, choosing the right successor for the business.

Succession Planning

Construction & Property Accountancy FAQs

How does CGT on the sale of residential property work?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit made when you sell or dispose of an asset that has increased in value. While you wouldn’t normally have to pay tax when selling your main home, sales of property that is not your main home are subject to CGT. However, in certain circumstances the sale may eligible for CGT relief if it is a business asset. Our team of tax experts have extensive knowledge of the rules surrounding CGT, and can help you to claim the best relief for your circumstances, taking into account any wider tax implications for your business.

Can Construction & Property businesses claim R&D tax relief?

Many Construction & Property businesses overlook Research & Development tax credits, but the sector is full of opportunities for tax relief. From efforts to improve energy efficiency to developments in equipment, our experienced advisors can help you identify any activities you are carrying out which could be eligible for relief.

Depending on the project, you could be able to claim up to 33p for every £1 spent on qualifying R&D work. For expenditure on or after 1 April 2023, there will be a cut in the R&D tax relief to 86% from 130%. These credits can currently be claimed for up to two years before your current accounting period, and we have helped a number of Construction & Property clients claim relief for projects they didn’t even realise were eligible.

When do Construction & Property businesses need to start thinking about succession?

When it comes to succession planning, the earlier you can start thinking about it the better. By getting ahead of the process you can maximise tax efficiency and ensure that the best successor for the business is identified.

We have extensive experience supporting clients in the Construction & Property industry through the succession planning process, such as our work guiding Edinburgh’s Michael Laird Architects through a major restructure. You can read the case study here.

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Construction & Property Tax Advisors

Sheryl Macaulay

We have a team of expert tax advisors specific to this industry that are led by company Director, Sheryl Macaulay.

Having worked with many different businesses within this industry, Sheryl has a wide range of experience to ensure companies are as tax efficient as possible.

She also has an extensive knowledge within specialist accounting areas such as capital allowances, research and development and succession planning.

“We have a very strong relationship with Sheryl and the DH&Co team. By following her guidance, we now have easier systems that save us a lot of time. We know that they are always looking for ways to make things easier for us and we appreciate their proactive approach.”

– Kevin Keenan

The Keenan Consultancy

R&D Tax Tip

Many Construction & Property businesses miss out on R&D tax credits, even though they are doing work that could qualify. Clients are often surprised at how simple the work they are undertaking is that could qualify for R&D relief.

R&D Insights

Construction & Property Insights

  • Michael Laird Architects, established in 1954, are an award-winning architecture firm based in Edinburgh. Over the years Michael Laird Architects has grown significantly completing a......

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Meeting All Your Accountancy Needs

As well as support for the Construction & Property industry, we have expertise in a range of other sectors:

Local support

With offices located across Scotland and North England, we can meet where it is most convenient for you

Industry expertise

Our specialists have knowledge spanning many different sectors including agriculture, property, hospitality and medical businesses

Director led

Our highly experienced directors are involved at all levels of the business, making sure you are getting the best service possible

Forward thinking

We take a modern and fresh approach, helping businesses think outside the box and secure exciting opportunities

Making it personal

We work as an extension to your business, getting to know your unique needs

Helping you grow

We are business development specialists, helping your business to go further


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