The ownership of real estate and land by an offshore company can often create tax advantages, including the legal avoidance of capital gains, inheritance and property transfer taxes.

For example, if an offshore company owned by a non-resident of the UK purchases realty in the UK for investment purposes and this realty is later sold on to a third party, the capital gain arising from the transaction is not subject to UK capital gains tax. By structuring the financing correctly, the offshore company can reduce the effective level of withholding tax on rental income.