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R&D in Real Estate

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How might real estate qualify for R&D tax relief?

Real estate companies engage in a wide range of activities related to the acquisition, development and management of properties. These activities may involve research and development (R&D) activities that qualify for tax relief. By carrying out R&D, real estate companies can develop innovative solutions and techniques to enhance their business operations, reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their services.
Some examples of projects and activities that could qualify for R&D tax relief include:

A real estate company can develop new construction techniques that improve the quality of the building, reduce waste and cost and optimize the use of resources.

R&D can help real estate companies explore new materials and technologies that help reduce carbon footprint, improve energy efficiency and water conservation and enhance the overall sustainability of the buildings.

Real estate companies can use R&D to develop new software and tools to streamline property management, automate tasks and improve operational efficiency.

R&D can help real estate companies explore the use of smart home technologies to improve the comfort, convenience and security of their properties.

R&D can help a real estate company explore sustainable building practices and technologies such as

  • Green building materials
  • Energy-efficient systems
  • Renewable energy sources.

By implementing these innovations, the company can reduce its environmental impact and lower its operating costs over time.

R&D can also be used to develop smart building technology, such as building automation systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

These technologies can help real estate companies optimize building performance, enhance tenant experience and improve energy efficiency.

Real Estate Companies can invest in research and development activities to enhance their technological capabilities. This can include

  • Developing innovative software platforms
  • Implementing smart building solutions
  • Utilizing advanced data analytics to improve property management processes.
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If you believe your real estate company could benefit from R&D tax relief, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Our team of experts is here to help you navigate the complexities of research and development tax relief and ensure that you receive the maximum benefit for your innovative work.

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R&D Tax Relief

From initial discovery call and information gathering through to claim preparation, supporting documentation and submission. We're your expert partner in R&D tax relief submissions.


For larger companies we can support claim preparations under the RDEC (Research & Development Expenditure Credit) scheme, ensuring robust, defensible and maximised claims .

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