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On completion

No, a selfbuild house never seems complete, but at the stage commonly called practical completionthis is the point at which basically all the building work is complete and you can move in. There may be the odd small outstanding item and occasionally minor defects may show up over the following months various things come into […]

VAT

Argh

With a straight forward new self build you can reclaim most of the VAT. However when it comes to conversions, extensions etc it gets more complicated.

the HM Revenue and Customs have the basics here. You can only make your claim once the building is certified as completed.

Mark Brinkley has a useful […]