My estate agent client has spent circa £20K on doing up his leased office. The works include external signage, office fitout, and internal decor.
The works were done immediately after signing the lease and before occupying the premises. The premises could have been still used in theory as an office without extensive works but it was just bare walls!
From what I have read no capital allowances are given on this expenditure as these are building works and the premises do not belong to my client anyway.
So is there any way in which relief can be obtained for these works or is it just a totally disallowable cost?
Any advice/guidance welcome, thanks