Alun Oliver

Managing Director



Alun is our Managing Director. With over 25 years of experience, he is one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of property tax, advising clients on Capital Allowances, Land Remediation Tax Relief, Community Infrastructure Levy and Repairs and Maintenance.


Alun’s experience is drawn from all property sectors, from power stations, airports, petro-chemical facilities and water treatment works through to offices, hotels and restaurants, care homes and doctors’ surgeries. Recent projects include a luxury hotel in central London, numerous GP surgeries, a £30m Research and Development Centre in Hampshire and a portfolio of Car Dealerships and maintenance workshops throughout Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset and Surrey.

Alun’s experience extends to a wide range of litigation matters. He has supported solicitors and insurers pursuing professional negligence claims and damages as a result of others’ poor advice. These cases involved investigating the cause and effect of the advice given or matters being overlooked or not explicitly highlighted, as well as quantifying the resultant losses, risk areas and/or damages.

Career and qualifications

Alun is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and was previously head of Capital Allowances with Ernst and Young. He also spent time working with surveying firms, Crosher and James and EC Harris, leading their property taxation service delivery.

Alun is a Fellow of the RICS and also an active member, having previously served on the South East Regional Board for some six years, include vice-chair and chair in 2008. Additionally, Alun was also a member of the RICS Tax Policy Panel from 2002 – 2016. He was also a member of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Tax, Financial and Legal Committee as well as a member of the RICS Business Asset and Valuation Faculty Board (1998-2004).

Alun currently sits on the University of Portsmouth Professional Advisory Board; is a member of the finance committee for the Naval and Military Club (In and Out Club); and associate member of the British Property Federation (BPF) Tax Committee.

Alun has a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying from Kingston Polytechnic and gained his MBA from Henley Management College in July 2000.


Alun is married with two grown-up children. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers and also of the worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors. Alun relaxes by cooking, playing golf, walking his dogs and clay pigeon shooting.


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