I have followed the links you sent me, and note that if
"The individual was prevented from returning to the dwelling house as a consequence of the individual’s employment requiring them to reside elsewhere or as a condition reasonably imposed to secure the effective performance of the employee"
Then the requirement to reside in the property after an absence may be excused.
When I returned to UK I was initially without my family and working in the Financial District, I had to start work at 7am and rented a flat near to the office and also near to where my major client lived so that I could see/entertain him regularly.
I should also mention that I had bought a family house in the UK in 2010 as a rental property and possible future family home and I have in fact resided in this house with my family since February 2014. It was when I knew that they were coming to the UK that I sold the property in question as it was going to be too small all to live in.
Am I stretching the point here or do I have a case relief do you think?
If I do have a case, I guess I need to contact HMRC as it is a bit grey?
No need to answer immediately, I am going to be away from my computer until tomorrow morning.