Changes To Council Tax From 1st April 2017
Changes being introduced to Council Tax from 1st April 2017 and what that may mean for you
When a property is nobody's sole or main place of residence.
From 1st April 2017, a discount will no longer be applied if the property is empty or unfurnished.
However, if a discount is applied before 1st April 2017, it will continue to be applied until someone moves into the property or the one-month exemption period ends, whichever is first.
From 1st April 2017, a discount will no longer be applied if a property is empty, substantially unfurnished and undergoing major repairs (which can include structural repairs) to make it habitable.
However, if a discount is applied before 1st April, it will continue to be applied until the property becomes occupied, furnished, the major repairs are finished or the discount period ends, whichever is first.
Newly constructed properties, or properties created due to structural alterations.
From 1st April 2017, a discount will no longer be applied if the property remains unoccupied and unfurnished. Council Tax will become payable from the completion date.
You will receive a notice stating the date from which we consider the property should be treated as substantially completed.