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Posted Sun, 14 Aug 2022 14:05:25 GMT by ritchieA
Hello, I am renting out a whole residential property which comes with a small driveway. The drive way has some weed on it, which the tenants are not responsible for clearing. I bought 50 pounds worth of weedkillers to remove the weed. Would this count as an expense under the repairs?
Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:15:29 GMT by HMRC Admin 10
Hi
Thank you for your question.
Please refer to :
Deductions: general rules: applying the wholly & exclusively rule
Regards.
Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:38:50 GMT by ritchieA
Dear HMRC, I am confused, the driveway is rented out as part of the residential property, and it is my responsibility to maintain the property and carry out repairs, hence shouldn't removing weed from the driveway to allow tenants continued usage of the driveway counted as wholly and exclusively for the business, it would also make it more attractive for future tenants to see that the property is well maintained? Please correct me if my logic is flawed. Many thanks
Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2022 14:16:23 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

Hi,
 
Thank you for your question.

As long as an expense is incurred wholly and exclusively for business purposes, then the expense can be allowed against rental property income.

Thank you.

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