Can anyone help with the following please:
I purchased a property as a repossession in June and informed the council I was the new owner. I was told by a lady on the phone that as long as the property was unfurnished it would be exempt from Council Tax.
We then received a bill in the post for a 50% reduced rate of Council Tax.
When I telephoned the Council, the lady I spoke to explained that as the previous owner was exempt from Council Tax as the property had been repossessed then I was only eligible for a 6 month discounted rate. Her supervisor confirmed the same and said that it was "legislation across England and Wales".
Apparently if a property is exempt for a period of time then it will not qualify for another exemption for 6 months? Makes no sense to me at all.
I have searched for this "legislation" but cannot find it.