I have an investment property on the NSW south coast. I had permanent renters for 4 years and after the last one the property was so badly damaged I had to take it off the market and undertake a major refurbishment. I did this on weekends for 6 months and stayed at the property while undertaking the refurbishment work. Does anyone know how the ATO views an owner staying at the property and if it is considered personal use. I have spent hours on the ATO website and cannot find any information. If anyone can advise me of an ATO publication dealing with this ia would be pleased.