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BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH AND POOLE COUNCIL COUNCIL TAX LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE ACT 1992 DETERMINATION OF DISCOUNTS FDR SECOND AND EMPTY HOMES AND HIGHER AMOUNT FOR LONG-TERM EMPTY DWELLINGS

Notice ID: BOU0954860

Notice effective from
4th January 2019 to 3rd February 2019

BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH AND POOLE COUNCIL
COUNCIL TAX LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE ACT 1992
DETERMINATION OF DISCOUNTS FDR SECOND AND EMPTY HOMES AND HIGHER AMOUNT FOR LONG-TERM EMPTY DWELLINGS

In accordance with the provisions of sections 11A and 11B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Shadow Authority made the following determination at its meeting on 19 December 2018 which will come into force from 1 April 2019.
No discount shall apply to:
- second homes;

- properties which are unoccupied and substantially unfurnished; and

- dwellings which are vacant and are undergoing or require major repair work or structural alteration to render them habitable.

Second homes do not include any dwelling which consists of a pitch occupied by a caravan or a mooring occupied by a boat or where a person is liable for council tax for another dwelling which is job-related.
A premium of 100% shall apply to any dwelling that has been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for a continuous period of at least 2 years.
From 1 April 2020 a premium of 200% shall applyto any dwelling that has been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for a continuous period of at least 5 years.
From 1 April 2021 a premium of 300% shall applyto any dwelling that has been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for a continuous period of at least 10 years.
A premium will not applyto:
- dwellings which would be the sole or main residence of a person but which is empty while that person resides in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence by reason of their employment i.e. service personnel posted away from home; and
- dwellings which form annexes in a property which are being used as part of the main residence or dwelling in that property.

In order to determine the period of time for which a condition is met, it does not matter whether the period begins before this determination comes into force.

Attachments

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Borough of Poole

Civic Centre , Municipal Road , Poole , Dorset , BH15 2RU

http://www.poole.gov.uk 01202 633 633

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