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Gradually reliefs and allowances relating to renting are being eroded away and with the Property Tax Campaign in its fifth year, it is obvious that HMRC believe that there is still more tax to be gleaned. However, one relief that it would be difficult to withdraw entirely is the right to claim expenses incurred on the running of the property.
Renting is deemed to be a ‘business’ for income tax purposes and as such similar expenses incurred in the running of other businesses are allowable. Repairs, car running costs relating to the business use, council tax, management expenses, legal fees are all allowable.