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Trevor S
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HMRC have a national Options to Tax unit – their email address is  optiontotaxnationalunit@hmrc.gov.uk .   If you explain the situation and quote his former VAT registration number, they’ll be able to check whether he ever notified them of an option to tax.

I still think it’s unlikely, given that he was charged VAT on the purchase and (unless he let any areas of the pub out to anyone else) I can’t think of any reason to opt later.  But always worth checking…