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Jimmyboy1888Jimmyboy1888 Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 32
Hi, hoping someone can help explain why the land revaluation amount should be 200K in the following question (I have the answer but, don't know how to arrive at it !).

From the trial balance (as at 31/3/08) land and buildings at cost are 440K
Accumulated depreciation (at 1/4/07) 55K

Q. On 31/3/08 the company sold land & buildings, which had cost 100K with accum. depreciation of 15K, for 195K. At the same time, the rest of the land & buildings were revalued at 500K. Neither the sale or the revaluation had been included in the accounting records (TB figures above). Depreciation - 5% straight line basis.

I would have thought the revaluation amount would be 160K but, the answer (below) shows 200K ?

Can anyone explain why ? Any help would be much appreciated.



Note 5 Property; Plant; Equipment; L& B
Cost £'000s
Opening Balance 440
add Revaluations 200
less Disposals (100)
Opening Balance 55
less Disposals (15)
add Depreciation For The Year 27

NBV as at 31st March 2007 385
NBV as at 31st March 2008 473


  • sdvsdv Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 585

    I would have thought the revaluation amount would be 160K but, the answer (below) shows 200K ?

    It is possible that you may have overseen the accumulated depreciation?

    I worked out as follows

    The cost of the remaining PPE = 440 – 100 = 340
    Accumulated depreciation for remaining PPE= 55 -15 = 40
    Therefore Net book value = (340 - 40) = 300
    PPE re-valued at 500
    Revaluation increase = (500-300) 200
  • Jimmyboy1888Jimmyboy1888 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 32
    Superb !
    Thanks for that........been driving me crazy.
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