My solicitor claimed back money (vat) that we had paid on an apartment
that we bought and did not complete on…but we still had to pay the vat.
Well it took about 12 months to get it back but they did finally repay it into our account. The days are long gone when people forget about claiming the money back…like all legal issues they try and make it as difficult as possible in order to put you off claiming it back. Do as you were advised and you will get it back in the end, it is better in your pocket than theirs.