Do you rent out a part of your home

Do you rent out a part of your home, or a holiday home, on Airbnb, Stayz or another sharing site? Perhaps you see this as a way of making a little extra income to help the household budget or to save for that holiday. But did you know that when it comes time to sell your home and you’ve previously rented it out, you won’t be entitled to claim the full exemption for capital gains tax. This is the case even if you’ve lived in the home as your main residence and only rented out one room for a short period of time. The calculation for the portion of capital gain that will not be exempt is complex and a qualified and registered tax adviser should be consulted.

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