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Finance Act 2014

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58Relief on disposal of private residence
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(1)TCGA 1992 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 223 (relief on disposal of private residence: amount of relief)—

(a)in subsections (1) and (2)(a), for “36 months” substitute “18 months”;

(b)omit subsections (5) and (6);

(c)in subsection (8), omit the “and” after paragraph (aa) and after that paragraph insert—

(ab)section 225E (disposals by disabled persons or persons in care homes etc), and.

(3)After section 225D insert—

225EDisposals by disabled persons or persons in care homes etc

(1)This section applies where a gain to which section 222 applies accrues to an individual and—

(a)the conditions in subsection (2) are met, or

(b)the conditions in subsection (3) are met.

(2)The conditions mentioned in subsection (1)(a) are that at the time of the disposal—

(a)the individual is a disabled person or a long-term resident in a care home, and

(b)the individual does not have any other relevant right in relation to a private residence.

(3)The conditions mentioned in subsection (1)(b) are that at the time of the disposal—

(a)the individual’s spouse or civil partner is a disabled person or a long-term resident in a care home, and

(b)neither the individual nor the individual’s spouse or civil partner has any other relevant right in relation to a private residence.

(4)Where this section applies, the references in section 223(1) and (2)(a) to 18 months are treated as references to 36 months.

(5)An individual is a “long-term resident” in a care home at the time of the disposal if at that time the individual —

(a)is resident there, and

(b)has been resident there, or can reasonably be expected to be resident there, for at least three months.

(6)An individual has “any other relevant right in relation to a private residence” at the time of the disposal if—

(a)at that time—

(i)the individual owns or holds an interest in a dwelling-house or part of a dwelling-house other than that in relation to which the gain accrued, or

(ii)the trustees of a settlement own or hold an interest in a dwelling-house or part of a dwelling-house other than that in relation to which the gain accrued, and the individual is entitled to occupy that dwelling-house or part under the terms of the settlement, and

(b)section 222 would have applied to any gain accruing to the individual or trustees on the disposal at that time of, or of that interest in, that dwelling house or part (or would have applied if a notice under subsection (5) of that section had been given).

(7)In the application of this section in relation to a gain to which section 222 applies by virtue of section 225 (private residence occupied under terms of settlement)—

(a)the reference in subsection (1) of this section to an individual is to the trustees of the settlement;

(b)the references in subsections (2) to (6) of this section to the individual are to the person entitled under the terms of the settlement, as mentioned in section 225.

(8)In this section—

  • “care home” means an establishment that provides accommodation together with nursing or personal care;

  • “disabled person” has the meaning given by Schedule 1A to FA 2005.

(4)The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to disposals made on or after 6 April 2014.

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