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    Allowable expenses for property rental

    i understand that fitting replacement windows is an allowable expense in a rental property. However, I did not know this until recently. Am I able to claim for the windows that were fitted 4 years ago in my next tax return? I did read somewhere that you can make claims on allowable expenses up to 7 years.
    I have a flat I rent out unfurnished and also would like to know if I can claim for new carpets like for like that have been damaged?
    I understand a kitchen can also be claimed for on a like for like basis also a bath, handbasin, toilet etc. Does this mean the labour charged can be claimed?

    Any help out there would be much appreciated as I have read so much on all this and it can be somewhat confusing.

    thanks

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    Write a letter under your tax ref number to hmrc and ask if you can amend the tax return for 2009/2010 ? to include for expenses incurred in replacing rotten window frame

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