VAT exemption on listed buildings goes!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Building Surveying

The zero rating of “approved alterations” to Listed buildings has been scrapped in the March 2012 budget. It was described as a “perverse incentive” to alter Listed Buildings and of course it was. It would have been much better if repairs to Listed Buildings had been zero rated as an incentive to keep them in […]

Common Repairs – A Change in Direction

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Building Surveying

The sad state of affairs in Edinburgh Council’s Conservation Department revealed by last September’s BBC investigation has many facets to it and, as yet, many of them are unclear. The Statutory Notice system, which used to be seen as a model of civic excellence, has all too often made it easier for Common Owners to […]