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Colne Capital Allowances was established by David Nutt in 2012 and provides a specialist property tax service to a broad range of clients including; owner occupiers, high net worth individuals, property funds, property investment companies, tenants, landlords, commercial property agents, construction consultants and accountancy firms.

Colne Capital Allowances have a team of consultants, all of which have combined quantity surveying and tax expertise. We have offices in London and Essex providing advice to companies and individuals across the UK.

We believe that we offer a unique capital allowances service using a combination of tax, surveying and property expertise in order to obtain the best results for clients in terms of level of capital allowances claim, value for fee and quality of service.

David Nutt originally trained as a quantity surveyor before working for a leading capital allowances practice and heading up the capital allowances team at one of the worlds largest property consultancy firms. David is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).

Specific reasons for using Colne Capital Allowances include the following:


  • Extensive experience of all property sectors
  • Senior capital allowances specialists with over 25 years of experience
  • Combined property, surveying and tax expertise - genuine specialists
  • Dual qualified in surveying and tax - Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Association of Taxation Technicians
  • Excellent track record of dealing with HMRC enquiries and negotiation
  • Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Service delivery

  • UK wide coverage - offices in London and Essex
  • Quick and reliable
  • Ability to work alongside client’s in-house tax team
    and accountant
  • Proactive approach
  • Information collection with minimal client disruption

Value of claims

  • Extensive property  and land valuation knowledge to 
    enhance level of claims
  • Quantity surveying assessments can be undertaken
    where cost information is incomplete
  • Tax legislation and case law knowledge to extract the
    more unusual qualifying items
  • Fully disclosed detailed reports to mitigate future
    enquiry risks

Fee Structure

  • Non- aggressive approach
  • No saving/no fee
  • Transparent fee levels - percentage or fixed fee basis
  • Alignment of fee to actual tax saving

Free Consultation Service

  • Initial review can be undertaken to establish if a tax saving exists
  • Free capital allowances strategic advice for all existing clients
  • Free transactional advice for all existing clients

Our services

Preparation of capital allowances reports
We prepare fully disclosed capital allowances reports for both property acquisitions and enhancement projects.
Strategic advice
We provide strategic advice throughout the property cycle including s198 elections, contributions and land remediation relief.
Due diligence
We liaise with the client and their advisors to ensure that the capital allowances position is protected during the acquisition, disposal and leasing of property.
Initial reviews
We offer a free initial review to establish if a capital allowances opportunity exists. This review is carried out with minimal time and disruption to the client.
Negotiation with the tax authorities
We apply an enquiry mitigation strategy to all of our client work. Our experience and extensive knowledge of tax legislation and case law enables us to assist with potential HMRC enquiries.

What our clients say

"Colne Capital Allowances provided us with a professional strategic approach to capital allowances and a personal service, helping us make significant tax savings"
Paul Crosbie, Fund Manager, M&G
"Colne Capital Allowances have worked across a number of our property funds and across all asset classes for over 17 years. Their proactive approach throughout our property fund cycle has ensured that our funds claim all the tax savings which they are entitled to. They consistently deliver a high quality service combined with a personable […]
Chris Warren, Managing Director - Fund Services, Patrizia
" I have worked with Colne Capital Allowances for several years and I have always been impressed by their attention to detail, understanding of complex tax legislation and willingness to help. Colne Capital Allowances have advised LBS on several transactions and have identified significant tax savings, generating additional value for our investors"
William Munden, Head of Finance, LBS Properties
"Colne Capital Allowances have been providing advice for a number of years now across a number of different property portfolios and on newly built developments. Of particular benefit has been their detailed and specific knowledge of the allowances available on our new industrial developments which has generated both significant tax savings for us on retained […]
James Deane, Finance Director, Chancerygate
"We've used Colne for capital allowances reviews on a number of our properties over the years and have always found David and his team efficient, highly responsive and invaluable in ensuring that our capital allowance claims are complete and correct"
Martin Bramhill, Group Tax Manager, Helical
"David has always been very responsive and produced excellent quality reports that have enabled clients to claim all allowances they are due. A pleasure to work with."
Andrew Noton, Partner - Lubbock Fine
"Whirledge & Nott have been repeatedly recommending Colne Capital Allowances to our clients for over ten years and they continue to impress with their professionalism, expertise and timeliness"
Michael Hughes, Managing Director - Whirledge & Nott
"Colne Capital Allowances made dealing with our capital allowances as simple and professional as can be. The process was seamless and the results outstanding."
David Butcher, Upham Pub Group
"Colne Capital Allowances will always tell us up front if there is a case to be pursued. We find their charges very acceptable, and the success rate on our cases has been 100%. First rate service."
Martin Waller, Investra Capital & Pelham Associates
"I've worked with David over many years, recommending his invaluable service to many others too. The relationship gives me peace of mind, support in abundance and a 'can do' attitude that makes light work of the tasks"
Gill Kreft, Pendine Park Care Organisation

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If you would like to discuss our services in more detail or would be interested in a free initial review please contact us
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