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Please make sure you complete all relevant fields otherwise your application may be delayed.
You must tell us when and if anything changes. Failure to do so, within 21 days, may result in a £70.00 penalty.
The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other agencies and organisations solely for these purposes.
What you need to know...
An empty and unfurnished property is exempt from Council Tax if its occupation is:
- Restricted by a planning condition that prevents occupancy (under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990);
- Prohibited by law;
- If it is kept unoccupied by reason of action taken to prohibit occupation, or with a view to acquiring it, under powers conferred by any Act of Parliament.
The exemption only applies if the property is empty and unfurnished. If the property is occupied illegally the exemption does not apply. In most cases the person living there would be the person who must pay the tax.
We will need to see evidence that occupation is prohibited, and you must provide this as part of the application process.
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