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I have been paying £1050 per calendar month years for

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I have been paying £1050 per calendar month for 5 years for my mortgage even though I don't live there, due to splitting up from my wife although we Have just divorced.
Am I allowed to claim tax back ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert: replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

Tax relief on mortgage interest is available if the loan is used to fund a property that is let and earning income. Loan interest on mortgage pertaining to private residence whether you live in it, is occupied by other members of the family or it is empty does not qualify for tax relief, I'm afaid.

I am sorry to relay this news as you may be expecting a favourable response.

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