Beware the Ides of April

    View Authors March 2019

    Real estate practitioners have been repeatedly told to “Beware the Ides of March” on account of the reduction in the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) filing date from 30 to 14 days, which takes effect from 1 March.

    However, we need to be aware of the Ides of April too. This is because, from 6 April 2019, real estate practitioners will have to fight their way through not only the aggressive SDLT filing deadline, but also will have to meet the challenges brought about by Parliament’s decision to reboot how the UK taxes non-UK residents on their capital gains from UK real estate.