I have a client who rents property. At the end of August 2010 his tenant moved out, so following this my client completely modernised the Bathroom and Kitchen. He then moved into the rental property in September and let his previous home.
He advises that the work he had done on the property occured whilst he was still looking to rent it (his previous residence wasn't rented until the end of September).
Therefore can he claim for these improvements as legitimate business expenses? If he moved in after the work was completed would this make a difference?