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When a question does not specify which accounting standards apply, candidates are instructed to assume International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). According to IFRS, property held for the purpose of earning rental income is classified as investment property. However, when a property is transferred from owner-occupied to investment property, a firm using the fair value model must treat any increase in the property’s value as a revaluation. That is, the firm may only recognize a gain on the income statement to the extent that it reverses a previously recognized loss.