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  • Expenses after tenant leaves

    Hi, I rented out a property for a few years until the tenant moved out in April 2022. I decided to sell the property, and it sold in January 2023. After the tenant moved out, I had to pay £3000 for council tax and other costs. I know that if selling this property was the cessation of my property business then the £3000 would not be tax deductible. However, I am about to buy a new property to rent out which means that my property business has not ceased. As my property business has not ceased, does this mean that the £3000 can be deductible in the last tax year (which would give me a tax loss to carry forward to the current tax year)? Or is the £3000 not deductible even if my property business has not ceased? Thank you