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I'm afraid it wasn't. That's where the grey area comes in. That wasn't explained to us at the time by the solicitor.
Thanks for that. So, if the will was at a later date (after 2000) what would be the situation then please?
I'm afraid that you are not entitled to letting relief as the property has not been the main home of you and/or your brother during your ownership of it. To qualify for that, a property has to have been both the owner's main home at some point and it also obviously has to have been let.
Take a look at HS283 here for information on letting relief.