Landlords - claiming maintenance and repairs costs
08/02/2024

Landlords are able to claim for allowable expenses as a deduction from their rental income when calculating taxable rental profits to declare to HMRC. The expenses must relate wholly and exclusively for the purposes of renting out the property.

There is also a range of other types of expenses that can be claimed as a deduction when paid for by the landlord. This includes general maintenance and repairs to the property. It is important to note that this type of allowable expense includes the costs of maintenance and repairs to the property (but not ‘capital’ improvements).

HMRC’s guidance states that… a repair restores an asset to its original condition, sometimes by replacing parts of it.

Property repairs can include:

  • replacing roof tiles blown off by a storm;
  • replacing a broken-down boiler; and
  • redecoration between tenants to restore the property to its original condition.

Replacing a part of the property with the nearest modern equivalent is still a repair if the improvement is incidental to the repair, such as replacing a single-glazed window with a double-glazed window.

You cannot claim the costs for replacing furnishings or equipment in a property. These are not allowable as costs of maintenance and repairs but may qualify for replacement of domestic items relief.


About us  

We provide guidance, support, peace of mind, and assurance to ensure that you are successful in the aspirations you seek.
We are committed to keeping up to date with technical and legislative changes that affect our clients and ensuring we operate our business to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.

 

Legal

Registered office: 2 Lambseth Street, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7AG

Company number 13781643

Contact us

Welland Orwell Limited
Office 7, 490 Larkshall Road
Highams Park
London
E4 9HH
 
JUMP TO TOP