A CGT charge may arise on the disposal of land. In order to calculate the capital gain or loss arising, a valuation is required where:
•the land was owned at 31 March 1982 (in order to determine the ‘base cost’ of the property);
•the disposal was a bargain not at ‘arm’s length’;
•the disposal was to a connected person;
•there has already been a part disposal of some of the land and the ‘alternative basis’ of calculation has not been used.
•‘Alternative’ basis – the land disposed is treated as a separate asset – HMRC will accept any ‘reasonable and fair’ method of apportionment.
•Valuation – professional advice is required.