Would a Three Month Stay in a Property Qualify as PPP?
Over the years, I would buy a house, live in it for a while and then rent it out when I bought another one to live in. This was not planned but has happened about three times. I know that by living in a house at the start I could gain some PPP exception (period lived in plus last 3 years of rental + up to £40,000 lettings relief) but in one of the cases, I only lived there for about 3 months (moved to be nearer my daughter's new school). Would the Inland Revenue judge this to be too short a time to qualify as PPP?
So I would say, based on the above, that if you moved in with all your belongings, lock stock and barrel, with the intention to stay long-term, but after 3 months something happened that made it necessary to move to another house, then this would be enough occupation to make it your main residence.
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