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    tax allowance for new tiles on roof

    ok - I had a surveyor down recently who told me my BTL needs attention to guttering and new fasicas as they are in need of sorting out - had a roofer quote me but also told me the tiles needed replacing on roof as they are missing in areas and letting in water , i know this to be true as I looked at the picture when i bought the property and the tiles are missing in chunks - question - do i offset the whole of the cost for repairing the roof/tiles and new fascias /gutters ? its not a cosmetic improvement we are replacing like for like and cant get hold of slates so it has to be tiles , so we are doing a whole re tile so it will all look the same -
    also was hoping someone could shed some light on Building control and planning - im sure i need BDG control approval but how does this work

    many thanks

    #2
    I put down that sort of work wholly against income tax. You know it's not a good idea to replace slates with tiles, dont't you? (Will make the ceilings sag upstairs due to extra weight.)

    Not sure about building regs.

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      #3
      Originally posted by alice123 View Post
      the tiles needed replacing on roof as they are missing in areas and letting in water , i know this to be true as I looked at the picture when i bought the property and the tiles are missing in chunks
      Surely the cost is a capital cost, as the property needed the work doing when it was bought.

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        #4
        thanks all yes just checked my survey and there are tiles on already not slates so we are replacing tile with tile but a different looking tile as the ones on already were in the 1950s

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          #5
          it was bought ten years ago - sorry didnt make myself clear ive google street mapped it and looked at the roof that way so its recent deterioration (had it been on purchase would have noticed it at survey ) was ok when i bought it - the google street map its about 5 yrs old which is what i meant so its gone over the past 8 yrs or so - i had some tiles replaced a couple years back and rofer then said a lot are missing but are leaking and builder says felt has is done in so im sure it was ok on purchse

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            #6
            Its a maintenance cost which is an allowable expense against the annual rental income

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              #7
              this has now gone from bad to worse - they said we didnt need BDGs regulations for the re tile now I am aware that we do !! on chosing tiles he said oh yes we need BDGs regulations so i have applied for it on line and was about to pay the fee - hes now messaged me to say as we are involving BDGs regulations the price will go up to 7500 form 5500 and needs a 50 percent deposit - he kept saying from the start we didnt need building regs and keps saying we are replacing tiles for like - but i know that if your replacing thermal elements you need as well as that its full roof -

              anyway - enough is enough - i did get an invoice saying what work would be needed but it was just sent as a message - not a proper invoice that i can use for tax but he told me i would get that later -

              advice

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                #8
                Guy sounds like a dodgy cowboy. If you haven't given him any money yet, run away.

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                  #9
                  im getting another quote - however now the insurance company as well as mortgage are asking for more information on the works as now i happend to mention im getting the job done - nightnmare
                  The fella who did the first quote did seem ok but its stresed me out

                  might not even bother with the whole thing

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                    #10
                    tenant is stressed - im stressed and the fact the the insurance are asking a heap of questions doesnt seem right - does anyone else who is having work done ask their insurance if its ok ?? it like they are asking what being done and then askin g more questions each time - why dont they ask everyhting in one go !!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by alice123 View Post
                      does anyone else who is having work done ask their insurance if its ok ??
                      2 years ago, we had a complete new roof, new facsias and soffits, and new guttering fitted for our own home. Never even thought about mentioning it to the insurance or mortgage provider. Why did you?

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