HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc80-1W
Mr. Warren

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will investigate and make a statement on the present tax discrimination against landlords who allow members of their family to live in accommodation at reduced or free rents and then are precluded from being eligible for property maintenance allowances either during the period of the lease or before re-letting of the property.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

Where a property is not let at a full commercial rent expenditure on maintenance and repairs is allowable only against the rent from that particular property under the current lease. I see nothing discriminatory in this, but if the hon. Member has a particular case in mind I will be glad to look into it if he will send me particulars.