Can I claim for repairs to neighbouring property

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    Can I claim for repairs to neighbouring property

    Dear all

    My tenants failed to report a leak in their bathroom and the first I heard was when the owner of the flat below told me her ceiling had collapsed, (the flat is unoccupied and she only visited occasionally). I have had to pay for repairs to her property costing £1200 which for various reasons I have not claimed for on my insurance policy. My question is can I include these as legitimate property expenses in my next annual tax return?

    Thanks
    David

    #2
    Oh, by all means. Any chance of getting your own tenants to cough up?
    To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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      #3
      If you have receipts to prove payment, you can claim as expense against your rental income.

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        #4
        If HMRC enquire into this. They will question how you claim Insurance as an expense yet do not claim on the policy. They may decline to allow the claim. Regards Peter

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          #5
          HMRC are unlikely to enquire as they haven't enough manpower to answer 20% of all telephone calls to their offices.

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            #6
            OK thanks. I'll put it through and see what happens.
            Regards
            David

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