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New Queries: 17 February 2022

15 February 2022
Issue: 4828 / Categories: Forum & Feedback

Property disposal

Relief available on former home converted into offices.

My client is a partner in an architects’ practice. When his children grew up and left the family home he and his wife purchased a new smaller home. Rather than sell the old home however they converted it into offices and rented it to the practice under commercial terms.

The practice is still growing and needs larger premises and so my client is intending to sell the original building.

My question is about the availability of only or main residence (OMR) relief. There is no doubt that while the family lived in it the property met all of the conditions for OMR relief so my initial thought was that the gain on the property should be computed in the normal way and OMR relief given for the periods during which the property was the family...

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