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Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs

Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs are UK property companies that qualify for some tax exemptions (corporation tax on income and CGT on capital gains) provided that they meet some criteria. They have to be UK registered, listed on a recognised exchange and distribute 90% of their income. 75% of the property they hold (by value) and 75% of the income they earn must come from renting property – so a property company that mainly focuses on development would not qualify.

The list of REITs we cover is

Assura

Big Yellow

British Land

Custodian REIT

Derwent London

Ediston Property Investment Company

GCP Student Living

Great Portland Estates

Hammerson

Hansteen

Highcroft Investments

Intu Properties

Land Securities

Local Shopping REIT

LondonMetric Property

McKay Securities

A&J Mucklow

NewRiver Retail

Primary Health Properties

Redefine International

SEGRO

Safestore

Shaftesbury

Target Healthcare REIT

Town Centre Securities

Tritax Big Box REIT

Workspace

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