Construction workers during COVID – The Unsung Heroes

The government has stated that construction “is essential to keeping the country operating”, and therefore will be keeping sites open. Doubling down on this, on 11 January, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, released a letter stating: “firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain, including… Continue reading Construction workers during COVID – The Unsung Heroes

VAT on dilapidations

Anyone dealing with dilapidation claims knows that VAT does not normally apply to the settlement figure paid, right? Well, perhaps not! It seems that HMRC are making a sharp U-turn on the established principle. The application of VAT on transactions involving land and buildings is covered by HMRC Notice 742 Section 10.12, which states that… Continue reading VAT on dilapidations

The benefits of Cat A+ projects

In the office fit out industry ‘Cat A and B’ are terms to describe projects’ levels of specification within a project’s refurbishment or fit out. In recent times, a new concept, known as Cat A+, is being proposed. Category A describes an approach by a landlord whereby a ‘blank canvas’ office space is provided, to… Continue reading The benefits of Cat A+ projects

New Starter – Paul Johnson

Our Rights of Light department is growing once again, this time with the appointment of Paul Johnson. Paul will be based in our London City office with our associate director Stuart Algar, working as an assistant rights of light surveyor. Learn more about Paul below: What attracted you to Trident? As Trident is a large… Continue reading New Starter – Paul Johnson

Fixing 3 Kings Court

In 2018, Trident’s Bristol team began working at 3 Kings Court to repair the original clay tiled roof that is almost 150 years old. In any other instance, isolating the problem areas and fixing them quickly would have been enough. However, Alex Wallis, Principal Surveyor at our Bristol office, noticed that the lime torching was… Continue reading Fixing 3 Kings Court

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