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Letting / Selling Property - high level tax question

Hi - I have a property that I rent out (for last 16 years) and decided to sell March '23, the purchase fell through and it was re-let in October '23 - it was empty for 6 months. 
My question is - during this period it wasn't let, can I still claim the things like service charge fees, monthly insurance etc (council tax?) that I would usually on my tax return? I would look to use an accountant, but it is just a general question for now. Many thanks

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  • theartfullodger
    theartfullodger Posts: 14,378
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    Buy a book on property tax: There are more than 10 taxes a landlord may pay, not just Income tax.

    Reading it will save you time & money.

    Got all the records for CGT??
  • LJHev
    LJHev Posts: 6
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    Thank you - with reference to records for CGT - is this for when I eventually sell - that I can claim expenses for this sale that fell through?

  • LJHev said:
    Hi - I have a property that I rent out (for last 16 years) and decided to sell March '23, the purchase fell through and it was re-let in October '23 - it was empty for 6 months. 
    My question is - during this period it wasn't let, can I still claim the things like service charge fees, monthly insurance etc (council tax?) that I would usually on my tax return? I would look to use an accountant, but it is just a general question for now. Many thanks

    As those expenses were not incurred 'wholly and exclusively' for the rental business I'm going to say no.
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