A question from a relative who has a 3 bed property rented for many years. In 2017 he did a big interior refurb, mostly done by a handyman who's final bill was about 20k a lot of that was labour including full interior paint with some supplies included in the 20k e.g wooden floor, replacement worktop, kitchen doors etc. Extra costs on top of this included tiles for kitchen, bathrooms and hall, new bath, sink units for bathrooms, paint, curtains, mattresses, electric shower, attic insulation, new toilets, dishwasher, light fittings, skip hire, etc etc. All in all the refurb costs came to around 32k. When the accountant looked at all the figures he only allowed just over 7k against the rental income for that year which was substantially lower anyway as the property was vacated for 5 months during its transformation. He noted this year on his tax return that only c. 200 euro is being allowed against tax for expenditure over the 8 year period. When he queried it the accountant said the remainder would be used against CGT when the property is sold. He is only starting to reflect on this now but is concerned that he should have gotten more written off at the time. He also feels it is unlikely that he will sell the property and will pass it on to one of his kids. Should he query this further ? Does it sound about right ? Sorry I dont have full breakdown of costs but the whole house was revamped internally without adding any extension.