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You don't normally have to pay CGT on the sale of your main residence. This is covered by Private Residence Relief (PRR) rules (formerly known as Principal Private Residence Relief). If you are a landlord, PRR will also apply if the property you're selling was at some stage, your only or main residence.
If you have partially lived in the property and rented. The CGT would be apportioned based on the time lived in the property versus the time rented.
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Also, the empty period would not be included in the relief.
Indeed nine months would be allowable if you had been living in the property prior to empty. However, in your case, the property was rented; hence it may be problematic.
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