Capital Allowances in Office buildings

Do you own a commercial property in the UK?

Capital Allowances in Industrial Units / Factories

Are you a UK Tax payer?

Gym / Leisure building

If so, you may be eligible to claim
Capital Allowances

Bed and Breakfast / Hotel Capital Allowances

Tax relief of over 25% of the property’s original purchase and refurbishment price is frequently available.

Corporate Office Capital Allowances

We take the hassle out of your Capital Allowances Survey

Capital Allowances available on hotels

If you are a commercial property owner, and a UK tax payer, please get in touch!

Furnished holiday lettings

Capital Allowances are available to UK taxpayers who own furnished holiday lettings (‘FHL’s’) including Air B&B in the UK.


In order to qualify as an FHL a property must be:

  • owned by a UK tax payer
  • let on a commercial basis
  • furnished so guests can be accommodated without the need for additional furnishings
  • available to let for a minimum of 210 days a year (was 140 days)
  • let for a minimum of 105 days a year (was 70 days)
  • individual lets of no more than 31 days at a time to the same person


HMRC have introduced averaging and periods of grace to allow the occupancy threshold to be satisfied whereby taxpayers can elect that their properties continue to qualify for FHL treatment.
The legislation is detailed and outside the scope of this brief note but please contact us for further details.
E.g. in a portfolio of 3 UK FHL’s, properties 1 and 2 were let for 115 days each and property 3 was let for 100 days. At first glance, property 3 fails the 105 days rule but since the average days let was 110 all 3 properties qualify as FHL’s. 


Following the recent Spring Budget announcements, the government has declared its intention to end the furnished holiday lettings (FHL) tax framework. This move aims to discontinue existing tax privileges for landlords operating short-term furnished holiday properties, favouring longer-term residential property rentals.

Among the current tax advantages, not limited to FHL proprietors, are deductions for interest on borrowings against taxable profits, capital allowances for fixtures, various capital gains tax reliefs (including business asset disposal relief, rollover relief, and gifts hold-over relief), and the classification of FHL profits as relevant earnings for pension purposes. Additionally, income from jointly held FHLs by married couples or civil partners avoids the default 50:50 income tax split.

Capital allowances are granted to FHL owners for fixtures and furniture within the property such as fitted kitchens, sanitaryware, heating, plumbing, electrical and lighting and more as well as furniture, often resulting in 100% relief in the year of expenditure.

It would appear that there are short term opportunities between now and April 25 (when the FHL rules are abolished) for purchases of existing FHL portfolios to acquire new properties. This is because Capital Allowances of the new FHL can be offset against the profits of other owned FHLs.

Therefore, it is crucial to consider completing purchases by March 31, 2025 (for companies) and April 5, 2025 (for individuals). Furthermore, as more details emerge, anyone owning or contemplating the purchase of an FHL property may wish to evaluate their options before the FHL rules are abolished in April 2025, as meticulous attention to the forthcoming details will be paramount. We believe this could have a significant impact on the FHL market.

If you wish to discuss your own personal circumstances please feel free to contact us for more information.

CA Select Capital Allowances

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