Clare_V

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Wednesday 13th September 2017

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Clare_V

12:01 PM, 1st August 2018
About 5 months ago

Shared occupancy test for rent-a-room relief adds unnecessary complexity

The Government policy paper on the change make it fairly clear that isn't intended to catch landlords with lodgers who go on holiday for part of the time the lodger is there. The requirement is that the owner is present for "all, or part" of the period for which the property is let: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/income-tax-rent-a-room-relief/income-tax-rent-a-room-relief
"Example 1 – An individual lets their house (their main residence) during the Wimbledon tournament to a visiting family. The individual goes on holiday for the whole period of the rental. The receipts from the rental would not be eligible for rent a room relief as there is no shared occupancy during the period of the rental. The receipts would be eligible for property allowance.
Example 2 – An individual rents a room in their main residence to a student during term time. The landlord goes on holiday for a week during the rental period. The receipts would be eligible for rent a room relief as there is shared occupancy for part of the period of the rental. The receipts would be eligible for property allowance if rent a room relief was not claimed."
The question over proof raised in the article is a fair one though. Probably not an issue for lodger arrangements, but differentiating between short term airbnb type lets of a single room while the owner is present, and the same type of let while the owner is absent is likely to be difficult.... Read More

Clare_V

21:20 PM, 30th July 2018
About 5 months ago

Where can landlords pay £1.85pw to Nottingham Licensing?

Reply to the comment left by Heather G. at 30/07/2018 - 12:18Heather, I also made the point about the length of the licence and the fee to Croydon when we applied for a licence there towards the end of 2016. But it is completely ridiculous to still be charging the same fee now. I'd be curious to know whether they ever inspect your property. It took them nearly 18 months to confirm that we had indeed been granted a licence, but to my knowledge they never visited the property.... Read More