Overseas buyer purchasing UK property

Case study

Middle Eastern investors wish to purchase UK commercial property and contracts must be exchanged quickly in order to secure the purchase.  The sellers are VAT-registered.


  1. An offshore company can be incorporated within days and this company will be the purchaser of the property.
  2. Funds for the purchase are injected into the offshore company.
  3. We can apply for UK VAT registration of the offshore company on a “transfer of business as a going concern” basis so the seller will not have to charge VAT on the sale price to the buyer.  Without the VAT registration of the buyer, VAT at 20{e68217344b855fcd608ed2c4c41f83644da7cd41ea524fbfa2ad06c632d3255d} of the selling price could become “irrecoverable”.

RKG Consulting can assist in the entire process from start to completion of the transaction and also co-ordinate with UK lawyers who will be responsible for the conveyancing of legal title.