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Please could you tell me what expenses can be charged against

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Please could you tell me what expenses can be charged against rental income . The situation is that my client lives in the house as well and rents out to two tenants who have use of the shared rooms and an individual bedrooms. Can costs such as heat , light, water , insurance , sky, repairs , alarm all be apportioned across all three people .
Also council tax as well or is this different ?
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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Finance
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Expert:  Rakhi Vasavada replied 3 years ago.

Dear Friend,

Hello and welcome. Thank you for providing an opportunity to assist you.

Against rental income, you can generally deduct many expenses. Broadly speaking, in calculating rental profits a taxpayer can deduct business expenses so long as they are:

=>incurred wholly and exclusively for business (rental) purposes; and
=>are not of a capital nature.

Examples of deductible expenses include:

  • Repairs and maintenance;
  • Interest paid;
  • Capital allowances;
  • Wear and tear or renewals allowance;
  • Travelling expenses;
  • Legal and professional fees;
  • Managing agent’s fees;
  • Insurance;
  • Rents and ground rents paid;
  • Lighting, heating, cleaning, gardening, security, caretaking etc.;
  • Advertising;
  • Accountancy fees for preparing the accounts and agreeing taxation liabilities;
  • Council tax, business rates and water rates – if paid by the landlord;
  • Bad debts and the cost of pursuing debts;
  • Staff costs, including statutory redundancy pay and training.

 

YES, Council Tax can also be deducted, so long as you, as a land lord is paying it.

 

The following is for your general reference.

 

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/agents/toolkits/property-rental.pdf

 

I am sure this would help.

 

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Expert:  Rakhi Vasavada replied 3 years ago.
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