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Posted Sun, 05 Feb 2023 14:15:01 GMT by viha
Hi, I am a landlord of a property for last 5 years. I tend to continue renting the property for next at least 3-5 years. I was told by the tenant that they get condensation and mould everywhere in the property. This is because the roof tiles are almost 30 years old. the roofer suggested that I need to replace every tiles because it soaks rain water and this is the main reason for mould/damp in the property. I replaced every tile/slates with the cheapest available in the market to make sure property does not get damp or mould in the future. I also replaced the facia/gutters and sofits. for the same reason. Can I claim replacing all roof tiles/slates as a reveney expense against the income from this property? and also for Facia/Gutters/sofits ? Thank you, 
Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:04:11 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

Thank you for your question.

As long as when replacing the roof tiles that no additions have been made (i.e. adding a dormer, skylight etc) then
this may be claimed as an allowable expense.

If bringing the house up to standard to be able to be suitable for renting out the property by replacing the
Fascia boards, gutters, and soffits, then these may also be claimed as allowance expenses.

Further information can be found here:  PIM2025 - Deductions: repairs: overview - HMRC internal manual - GOV.UK (  .

Thank you.

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