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    Manc, your question made me wonder so I dug out the plans and BoQ for the house we haven't built. These were prepared by a chap who teaches construction at the local college, he is independent. The BoQ doesn't mention tax.

    I asked the gf if there would be tax on top of the BoQ and she looked at me like I was stupid. Of course not, she said.

    Her opinion, in this one thing at least, is relevant. In her day job she works at a local government finance office pulling together draft contracts with all the supporting documentation such as quotations and, for construction like roads and buildings, BoQs. She tells me she has never seen a contract which mentions tax. What is quoted is what gets paid.

    I was a little surprised. Anyway, she is very clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manc View Post
    So far the two prospective builders we have met have rejected the idea of VAT being applied.
    new to me too, he will already be making on some items in the BOQ and that always happens but he is taking the piss on the VAT and that for me would kill the trust and that is a deal breaker - if he's trying it on with that what corners will be cut elsewhere when your back is turned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    new to me too, he will already be making on some items in the BOQ and that always happens but he is taking the piss on the VAT and that for me would kill the trust and that is a deal breaker - if he's trying it on with that what corners will be cut elsewhere when your back is turned.
    One builder spoke to the gf and suggested a 20% markup for 'the farang'. Then they would split it, 10% cash to her. He tried to tell her that most women did that. She told him no. At least, that is what she told me.

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