Yes, you can claim this as a Maintenance & Repair "expense". An expense that simply restores a property to its original condition is usually a current expense. So as long as you didn't "improve" the property beyond its original condition, you can claim the cost as Maintenance & Repairs. For example:
You replaced linoleum flooring with the same type of vinyl flooring, this is a "current expense".
If you replaced that flooring with hardwood floors, you have improved it and therefore must claim as a "capital expense".
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