Repairs and maintenance before letting date

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    Repairs and maintenance before letting date

    I decided to let (for first time) my family home mid July, with instructions with agent that property could not be let until 30/08/10.

    Since then I have had several bits of work done, which makes property rentable but also could be classed as improvements.

    This includes:
    a) Boxing in a boiler
    b) Fitting new doors
    c) Fitting carpets

    Are these allowable expenses, even though "business" has not started?

    Note: First tenants move in on 4/9

    As you're asking about 'allowable' for income tax purposes, better to re-post this in TAX Forum.
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