What you are unable to claim

You cannot claim travel:

  • for your personal use of the property - if the travel is for private purposes only, no part of the expense is deductible
  • to carry out general maintenance of the property while it is not genuinely available for rent
  • to undertake repairs, where those repairs are not because of damage or wear and tear incurred while you rented out the property (for example, initial repairs before you rent the property for the first time).

You can claim a full deduction where the sole purpose of a trip relates to the rental property. However, where your travel expenses are partly for private purposes, you can only claim the amount relating to the rental property.

    Last modified: 05 Jul 2016QC 22093