Council Tax Warning
Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:09 AM
Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:39 PM
Edited by joe90, 17 July 2015 - 04:40 PM.
Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:54 PM
Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:02 PM
Edited by joe90, 17 July 2015 - 05:03 PM.
Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:33 PM
They can always issue you with a completion notice, that generally (at least in England) gives you three months grace, but you can challenge their completion date by showing that the requirements for a rateable hereditament have not been met (again as discussed earlier).
If you are actually living on the site then things do get to be tricky, and you may well find that you have to pay Council Tax. Personally I don't have any issue with this at all, it seems right and proper to pay the tax if you're living on the site. My issue is with them trying to make you pay it when you're still living somewhere else and have yet to finish the new build, so are not in receipt of council provided services at the new build and are paying for the services you do receive at your old house.
Edited by jsharris, 17 July 2015 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 17 July 2015 - 09:57 PM
Posted 18 July 2015 - 06:42 AM
Posted 18 July 2015 - 09:07 AM
"The authorities, in our judgment, establish the following. A building is only a hereditament if it is ready for occupation, and whether it is ready for occupation is to be assessed in the light of the purpose for which it is designed to be occupied.
The judge substitutes the term " ready for occupation" to " capable of occupation " in his summing up. This might cast a different light on some arguments.
Posted 18 July 2015 - 09:25 AM
Take comfort from the fact that if you were in Scotland, you would be paying double council tax on the empty one, and full council tax on the one you are living in.......
Posted 18 July 2015 - 07:42 PM
Can't you avoid council tax by taking the furniture out?
Posted 18 July 2015 - 07:54 PM
Posted 18 July 2015 - 09:05 PM