We are experienced in resolving with disputes related to VAT issues in the construction and property sectors. This could be a difference of opinion with HM Revenue & Customs or between the parties to a construction contract. We currently have a 100% success record at the First Tier Tax Tribunal.

Recent successes include:

The Trustees of The Eaton Mews Trust v Revenue & Customs [2012] UKFTT 249 (TC) (05 April 2012) TC01943 - whether construction of a building could be zero rated as the construction of a new dwelling where a single facade was retained; was the facade retained as a condition or requirement of the consent.

Private client - construction of dwelling spread over a number of buildings; HMRC backed down prior to the Tribunal accepting zero rating could apply to a new residential annexe constructed with a new dwelling.

Property developer - developer temporarily let new dwellings formed by converting an office building after credit crunch; HMRC disputed client's intention to make a temporary let s and rejected VAT recovery on original conversion works. HMRC officer concerned consulted HMRC policy unit and withdrew assessment.

By utilising our in depth knowledge of the tax legislation along with a wide breadth of experience in construction and property matters we can give a highly relevant and technically robust presentation of a client’s position.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss a particular issue.