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Silverdale Mount is a single-storey hillside cottage that was purchased in 2013 for £250,000. Located in Cumbria, just a short drive from the Lake District National Park, the spacious and well-equipped property offers delightful, terrace views overlooking Morecambe Bay.


Capital allowances uncovered


Unlocked in total tax savings

What co-owner
Mr Yates said . . .

“I was very satisfied with the service offered by Zeal. My claim resulted in appreciable tax savings. I could not have negotiated the complexities of capital allowances without their expertise. They responded promptly to my questions too which allowed me to gain a basic understanding of capital allowances.”

Overview of the claim

Zeal was first introduced to the property owner at a Sykes Cottages Roadshow. Shortly after the event, the owner emailed our team with their property details and asked several questions about making a tax relief claim. Zeal’s specialist advisors addressed the queries and also provided an estimate of the tax savings hidden in their holiday let from unclaimed allowances on the ‘fixtures’ found in and under their property. Keen to proceed, the owners sent over the required tax returns and instructed Zeal to progress with a claim. Soon after, one of our in-house property specialists visited the cottage and conducted a site survey to value all qualifying fixtures and ensure the maximum tax relief was claimed.

The result

Zeal identified £67,650 in qualifying allowances which will save the owners up to £27,000 in tax (depending on rate of tax applicable) over the next several years. By reducing the taxable holiday letting profits, tax repayments were generated for both owners. For one owner, this repayment was allocated against their upcoming bill, reducing the tax due to only £60. Their approaching payment on account was also cut by 34%. Tax liability for the second owner was significantly reduced by 75%, completely wiping out the tax owed for the year as well as generating a further refund which in all totalled almost £3k.

Our associations

We bring our specialist knowledge to the sector through our associations and memberships with:

- Sykes Holiday Cottages
- Association of Scottish Self Caterers
- Professional Association of Self Caterers