Can you please clarify what basis of cost apportionment I would use for:
Council tax (should I choose to claim this)
Mortgage interest - you only mention that I may claim a %
Also, is it reasonable to argue that, where I have 6 habitable rooms (to use your example), 4 of which are communal, I may claim 50% of my buildings insurance, ground rent etc. (assuming myself and one other), rather than 1/6th?
Thank you again.
I suppose my query about heating and lighting, for example, is that the lights would only be switched on in a communal area, e.g. a living room, if either myself or the lodger are using it, otherwise these costs would not be incurred, hence a 50/50 split. That said, if HMRC are clear on this then my final question is what is the definition of a habitable room.
Thank you Sam. It's clear and I have rated your service.
Sorry Sam, but I didn't see anything about water charges (standing and consumption charges). Are these deductible?