If your rental property is untenanted and you’re taking the opportunity to do some repairs and maintenance do ensure the property remains available to rent during this period. Perhaps have a sign up and/or keep advertising alive. This helps ensure you can continue to claim expenses during the untenanted period.
If buying a rental property ensure it’s available for rent before launching into any repairs and maintenance (rather than the other way around). Also please check with us if doing any major renovations / repairs / upgrades so we can advise what will be claimable expenses and capital improvements. This is quite a grey area these days and needs attention on a case by case basis.