If you were to sell your house at a profit, it is unlikely there would have been any tax to pay because of Private Residence Relief (PRR). To qualify for the relief, the property must have been your only home and you should’ve used it as a home and nothing else.
The amount of PRR may have been restricted if you have a very large garden, you’ve let part of your entire home or you’ve used part of the property for business purposes.
If you would’ve qualified for PRR (had you made a gain), then I’m afraid you cannot obtain any relief if a loss was generated instead. If your PRR would’ve been restricted, then you may be able to claim loss relief for the part of the gain that didn’t qualify for PRR. But please note, these losses can only be used against other capital gains; not income.
Please feel free to contact your local TaxAssist Accountant to discuss this further.
By Jo Nockels
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