HMRC has withdrawn the Renewals Allowance which allowed landlords of fully furnished residential properties to claim tax relief when replacing some fixtures and fittings within a rental property. These included assets such as baths, sinks, fridges and freezers.
Previously there were two ways for landlords of fully furnished properties to claim tax relief on their assets:
Although the initial cost of an asset was not eligible for this allowance, a sum for the replacement of items such as cookers, televisions and beds could be claimed. The Renewals Allowance worked by deducting the proceeds of sale from the original asset, along with the cost of any improvements to the new one…. Continue Reading