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UK Commercial property! can a neighbour dispute legal cost

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UK Commercial property !Hi, can a neighbour dispute legal cost be claimed as an expense against rental income for commercial property?
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 25 days ago.

Hi, Sam here , one of the UK tax Experts here on Just Answer, thank you for your question and I shall reply shortly

Expert:  Sam replied 25 days ago.

Hi

Could you expand on what legal costs arose for whom and why

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Sam

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Fence/border dispute cost against the neighbour.
Expert:  Sam replied 25 days ago.

Hi

So what happened ? who incurred what cost what impact did this have on your tenants ?

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Sam

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
No suffer by the tenants, its just the cost to reinforce the border boundary
Expert:  Sam replied 25 days ago.

Hi

Then no you cannot claim the costs as nothing to do with the fact you rent out the property or rent was held back due to inconvenience -

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Sam

Expert:  Sam replied 25 days ago.

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Do let me know if I can assist further

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Sam