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The following is a brief outline of relevant issues, it not a comprehensive guide, for specific enquiries contact Property Taxation Specialists.

  • VAT is probably the most difficult area of property taxation; to detail its components parts would involve a substantial treatise.
  • We advise on a range of issues and areas mainly in the areas of common pitfalls involved in property transactions.
  • Standard rating as a matter of law, for example most non-residential, new freehold properties less than three years old, partly constructed buildings, new civil engineering works.
  • The Option to Tax.
  • The permission regime.
  • Dis-application of an option to tax by Customs and Excise.
  • Transfers of Going Concerns.
  • Capital Goods Scheme issues.
  • Repairs and maintenance in Listed Buildings.
  • Zero rating.
  • Conversions of property to residential use-age.
  • Rents, reverse premiums, service charges.
  • Transaction planning, pitfall avoidance.
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