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Thanks for your response
Sadly the answer is no, as this would have been (if fruitful) part of the purchase price of the proeprty that could only ever have been considered on any disposal of the same property for capital gain purposes.
As there was no purchase - there was no disposal,.so this money has to be covered by yourself as a personal loss, I am sorry to say.
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