London's skyline, including the Gherkin and Lloyd's of London, with the buildings of the Docklands in the right background. Photo: Handout London's skyline, including the Gherkin and Lloyd's of London, with the buildings of the Docklands in the right background. Photo: Handout
London's skyline, including the Gherkin and Lloyd's of London, with the buildings of the Docklands in the right background. Photo: Handout
Lee Sleight
Opinion

Opinion

Concrete Analysis by Lee Sleight

As Hongkongers rush for UK property, beware of this 40 per cent inheritance tax pain

  • Acquiring UK residential property comes with a substantial inheritance tax liability, regardless of residence or domicile status
  • Estate and succession planning to ensure adequate liquidity can help avoid burdening future beneficiaries with unwelcome tax liability

London's skyline, including the Gherkin and Lloyd's of London, with the buildings of the Docklands in the right background. Photo: Handout London's skyline, including the Gherkin and Lloyd's of London, with the buildings of the Docklands in the right background. Photo: Handout
London's skyline, including the Gherkin and Lloyd's of London, with the buildings of the Docklands in the right background. Photo: Handout
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Lee Sleight

Lee Sleight

Lee Sleight is head of business development Asia at Lombard International Assurance