A couple bought a large detached house in need of modernisation with the intention of living in it once the renovations were completed.
Renovations started, but took a long time.
They let the property to their son (at a fair market rate) for a couple of months who then decided it was too delapidated and moved out.
Are the expenses associated with renovating the property up until it was let allowable expenses even though it was only let for one month?
15 months mortgage interest prior to let £5400
1 month mortgage interest during let £360
9 months council tax £1125
Repairs/renewals so far £8000