VAT on CON29 searches confirmed

Following our announcement last week, Today’s Conveyancer has now received confirmation directly from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that VAT will be applied on CON29 searches.

The HMRC spokesperson said: 

“The provision of information by local authorities using the CON29 process will be subject to VAT. Final details are being discussed with them. This change will ensure a level playing field for all parties providing these types of conveyancing services.”

We are currently inviting comment on this topic to hear the thoughts of the property industry. You are welcome to comment on this announcement in the comment section below. Alternatively, to have an anonymous comment published, please email our Editor, Heather Cameron at [email protected]

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