Zero-rating the ‘approved alteration’ of a ‘protected building’: is the work to a ‘protected building’: the three types of qualifying building
To be a ‘protected building’, the building must be:
- ‘designed to remain as or become a dwelling or number of dwellings’ (VCONST14300)
- intended for use solely for a ‘relevant residential purpose’ (VCONST15000)
- intended for use solely for a ‘relevant charitable purpose’ (VCONST16000).
Whether a building is a qualifying one is decided after the alteration. This allows a building converted into any of the qualifying categories to be a ‘protected building’. It also ensures that a qualifying building that is altered so that it ceases to be so, is not a ‘protected building’.