VAT in Construction & Property

BPP Professional Education


£748.80 inc VAT
Study method
No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points

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Location & dates

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BPP University, St James Building, 79 Oxford Street
United Kingdom
Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date’
9-10 Portland Place
West London
United Kingdom


Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date. Enquire for dates.


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Course content

Many accountants, solicitors and tax advisers find that a significant number of the VAT problems brought to them by clients relate to property – these are typically high value transactions or expenditure in an unfamiliar area of VAT. This course will enable delegates to deal with these issues confidently. Key planning areas in the commercial property field, such as the option to tax and partial exemption, are dealt with, and the impact of anti-avoidance legislation is highlighted. In the residential property field, the course shows how to obtain and keep the benefit of zero rating and reduced rating. The course shows how to avoid common pitfalls in both commercial and residential property.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • How VAT applies to buying, selling and renting buildings and property, and to building services.
  • Planning for partial exemption, including the use of standard and special methods.
  • The use of the option to tax, including the related anti-avoidance rules, and revocation of the option.
  • Incentives and inducements in connection with leases.
  • Supplies to tenants and service charges.
  • The Capital Goods Scheme.
  • Transfers of a property as part of a transfer of a business as a going concern.
  • Structuring ownership and construction contracts to minimise VAT cost.
  • Planning to maximise the benefit of the zero rate on residential construction and the reduced rate on residential refurbishment.
  • Recent VAT cases and other developments in the field of buildings and property.

Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date. Enquire for dates.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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