HMRC has proposed to change to the Rent-a-room relief (RARR) from 6 April 2019. From this date RARR will only be claimable in respect of periods where occupation of the property as “sleeping accommodation” overlaps “wholly or partly” with the period of letting. This means it will still be available to Airbnb type lettings as long as you stay in part of your home for at least some of the time each tenant is in occupation.
Full details of the outcome and the final proposal of the new rules is not available until the Finance bill 2019. Sign up to our news letter to get an update on this in future.