So, we purchased and renovated a "cheapy" before Christmas, (turning out to be not that cheap just quietly). First tenant moved in at the end of January 2016. Beginning of March they take a bath and then get onto the PM to say the bath isn't holding water. Plumber comes out, the drain seal at the bath plug hole is shot, water is leaking between the bath and drain, onto the floor. The bath is built into a tiled hob. Plumber puts a hole in the wall in the room behind to see under the bath and finds no coupler between the drain and waste pipe. Says he needs to break out the concrete under the bath to expose more pipe, put a coupler on then a new bath drain and seal. I give the go ahead as there's not really any other option. He goes back to do the work yesterday, as soon as he starts messing about with the drain the bottom falls out of the bath! It's a metal bath and the drain hole was rusted, it has now broken out so the bath is totally useless and needs replacing. Being built into a hob, with the tiles over the bath lip, we now need to remove 2 or 3 rows of tiles all round, remove the lower part of the wall sheet, break out the bath, rebuild the hob frame to suit new bath, install new bath, patch up and waterproof the walls and re-tile, (sounds expensive). The bath has obviously been rusting away slowly for years, so initially I'd assume it to be an initial repair for tax purposes, BUT, seeing as it just catastrophically failed during the repair and now needs a much bigger repair, I'm wondering if that classifies as a repair in the general sense and can be immediately deducted? The bath and tiles will be replaced so as to be as close to what is currently there as possible, so there's no "upgrade" going on, so there shouldn't be an issue with it not being a maintenance/repair classification it's just whether I can immediately deduct it or being that it's only a couple of months into the tenancy whether it needs to go against the cost base. Cheers.