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refurbishment of kitchen

30/01/2019 10:46:37
i have had to refurbish my rented property due to bad tenants and i am not sure which box i should enter all the expenses as i have received the following message Error the figure is too high in relation to total rents and other income from property the self assessment has changed since last year as i was able to submit all the expenses on property maintenance and repairs. thanks
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Re:refurbishment of kitchen

30/01/2019 10:53:44
Hi,

Provided the kitchen is replaced with a similar standard kitchen and does the same job as before, then this is a repair and the expenditure is allowable.

If the kitchen is substantially improved, for example if standard units are replaced by expensive high quality materials or the layout is significantly changed, then the expenditure would be capital.

Further information can be found at:

Income Tax when you let property: work out your rental income

Property Income Manual 2020

The message you have is not an error message this is a warning message only and does not prevent you from submitting the return.
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refurbishment of kitchen

30/01/2019 11:01:53
Hi the kitchen is just a standard kitchen and the layout the same, my tenants were horrendous and destroyed and stole lots of furnishings and then did a runner with no way of finding them. i complete the self assessment myself so was surprised when the notice was flagged up. i will try again with the same figures. the expenditure was more than the income for 17/18 would this be a problem as i am now worried as the deadline is approaching thanks
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Re:refurbishment of kitchen

30/01/2019 11:04:20
Hi,

This is only a warning message so you can proceed with the submission of the return.