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My mom owns an older rental house. In 2007 she found that the flooring and some of the wall in the house's bathroom was rotting out (the floor was becoming weak). She had to remove the bathroom fixtures, re-plumb part of the bathroom to fix the leaks, and then she had to redo the entire subfloor, the flooring, and much of the wallboard that had rotted. She also ended up replacing the bathtub because she had it pulled out and it was already patched once.

Would this be a repair or a capital improvement? (or some of each?) What does one consider to determine which? She didn't add a new bathroom or add space to the existing one. The fixtures and finishings she replaced were replaced with comparable quality fixtures, so there isn't that much of an overall value improvement.

Thanks for any info/advice.
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