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Helping an Owner Access Reduced VAT on Building Works

OWNER

Builder working on room

Our advice service has helped owners across Scotland access discounts they are entitled to. An owner of a property contacted us because his home had been empty for two years. This meant that he was eligible to pay VAT at just 5% for qualifying building repairs. Unfortunately, his builder did not recognise the letter provided by his local authority to certify the length of time the property had been empty. The adviser worked collaboratively with all involved parties and highlighted the relevant legislation to the builder to reassure him that the council letter was all that was needed. The builder was satisfied with this and the owner was able to proceed with the work to bring the home back into use.