TVA on bathroom works
We have had a quote from a tradesman to renovate our bathroom. We're in early stages with him, still finalising queries and deciding exactly what we want to do. We haven't as yet got to the devis stage. He has great references, and we would really like him to do the work for us.
One of the questions that we posed was "was TVA included in the estimate, and if so at what rate?" His answer by email is "There's no TVA, as my turnover is too small to make it worth all the extra paperwork".
I have no idea what the trading thresholds are, but this non-registration surprises me. Is there anywhere that I can check whether he is legit from this point of view? If he is not complying, and gets caught, could we potentially be found liable for paying over un-invoiced TVA?
Thanks in advance for any help.