In 2010 we got planning permission along with listed building consent to develop a derelict cottage and construct a rear double storey extension, along with a detatched double garage.
This was done through an existing building company sent up some years previous as it would enable us to recover the vat as the project progressed.
We thought every thing was fine although progress was slow until we had a vat inspection, this was for a
1 month period. We thought everything was fine, until we got a call then a visit from the inspector who then
gave us the news that the garage would not be exempt from vat.
The upshot is not only will we be liable for the vat on the materials but also on the labour even though that was not registered for vat.
If anyone can offer any advice.