The client lives in his flat buys a new one and decides to let the old one out.
The flat already has a washer and he decides to replace it with a new one, like for like. Does this qualify as a replacement of domestic items if he replaces it before the property is let?
one of the rules states that the old items has to be used in the rental business, if it is replaced before the business starts then the old item has not been used in a rental business yet.
What about if he replaces it once the rental agreement is signed but before the new tenants move in? The guidance says the rental business begins on the day the property is first exploited. this is the date the contract is signed. So if they replace the times after the contract is signed but before they move in, then it is allowable?
Interested to know what other think