We have invoiced a customer for cleaning/pest control works to one of their properties. They have come back to state the building has been empty for 2 years and the invoice needs to be resubmitted to charge the VAT at 5% instead of 20%,
My view is that these works are not in related to any renovation or building works and this would be when the 5% rate is charged as opposed to it just being empty.
They will reclaim the VAT and I don't feel comfortable us billing out at the reduced rate.
Just appreciate some thoughts from those with more knowledge on this area.