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    Bottles for T's tax deductible?

    Going round for an inspection of one set of tenants early next month and as they've been good tenants want to get them some drink for Christmas. Tax deductible?
    "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

    What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

    #2
    I wouldn't.

    They are customers, not friends.

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      #3
      Business gifts aren't tax deductible.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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        #4
        JK0,

        I give my good clients something at Christmas.
        "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

        What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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          #5
          Ever heard the saying 'no good deed goes unpunished'?

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            #6
            Unfortunately, the short (and long) answer is No.

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              #7
              Think there is nothing wrong with such a gift: Tenant may regard it as creepy or suspicious but you can't control that. Not tax deductible. I just gave a £22 bottle to a tenant: Why? Well they were due to move in, all signed & agreed, & I was to get some extra furniture (didn't know when advertising if new tenants would bring their own stuff..) & sort all before they arrived: Then I tripped over my own boot-laces & broke a rib: No coughing, no laughing & no heavy lifting of IKEA flat-packs...

              So, 5 weeks later I'm better, 1000+ mile round-trip, 1 double-bed, 1 wardrobe, 2 chests-of-drawers in boot from Glasgow Ikea (arrrggghhhhhh ... )_ they are back from hols, delivery of flat-packs & on-the-fly-inspection & a wee bottle of one of their country's famed specials (Tokaji from Hungary, 5 puttunyos, - give it a try, 50ml bottles..) as a gesture of "sorry this is late & you get to assemble...". They seemed genuinely pleased: We will see....

              Very, very old saying in commerce: People do like doing business with people they like.. Small, cheap gestures may click up brownie points for when things go wrong later... I reckon it's almost always a good investment: Others take a harder, Scrouge-like, view - entirely valid, not unlawful.

              Cheers!
              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                #8
                Gosh everyone , I know it is a season of goodwill but a Landlord handing out bottles of cheer to a tenant whatever next , a reduction in the next years rent!!

                Must sit down and open a bottle to recover.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by loanarranger View Post
                  ....

                  Must sit down and open a bottle to recover.
                  That's very kind of you: Where are you so I may pop round????
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                    Think there is nothing wrong with such a gift: Tenant may regard it as creepy or suspicious
                    I get on with these tenants well (in a business capacity) and he's a taxi driver and I have his mobile number which I've used to get me home quickly in the past which is a bonus. We left a bottle and a welcome note for them in the kitchen cupboard when they moved in. They showed their appreciation for that........................by calling me the day after they moved in to say the heating problem, that I was aware of, and paid to be fixed prior to them moving in wasn't actually fixed.
                    "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

                    What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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                      #11
                      loanarranger,

                      Do you think I should include the rent increase letter with the bottle or do that separately?
                      "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

                      What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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                        #12
                        Best to do it separately , that way your defense is that it is simply business and nothing personal!!!

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