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Hi.Normally, so long as a property is available for letting after having been previously let, you can continue to claim the associated expenses. However, assuming the property was occupied by your relative rent free, you cannot claim any of the expenses you incurred in that period as you will read here unless it was available for commercial letting during that time and your relative could move out at short notice. As soon as it was available for letting again, you can claim the subsequent expenses.I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.