Thursday, 29 March 2018

Government To Allow Councils To Charge Double Council Tax On Empty Homes

Thousands of long-term empty properties across England could be brought back into use as the Government introduces new legislation allowing English councils to charge double the rate of council tax on homes left empty for years. The number of homes empty for six months or longer remains substantially lower than when records began in 2004, councils will be handed powers to levy additional charges on homes standing empty for two years or more. Councils will be able to use funds from the premium to keep council tax levels down. Read more on 24housing.

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