9 December 2020

What options do I have for managing the family estate? Rupert Mead answers a reader's question in the FT

Rupert Mead, Partner in our Private Client Team, answers a reader's question, 'What options do I have for managing the family estate?' in the Financial Times "Your Questions".

In his response, Rupert explains that the ownership of an estate comes with benefits but also some significant challenges. He recommends seeking professional advice to ensure that owners can maximise the financial performance of their property, mitigate the effects of taxation and hold onto their assets for future generations.

Rupert highlights the key points to consider, including:

  • Whether the estate is held in trust or not.
  • Hiring the right people to help manage the estate.
  • Taking advice from an accountant and solicitor to advise on the most efficient legal structures and to mitigate potential tax liabilities.

The article sits behind a paywall and can be found here.

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