So heres they story,
We bought a property in July 2010 which has just finished getting renovated. We applied for the expemption for council tax which was granted (I didnt know at the time it was for 6 months i have only just found this out, no one had told me this information). I got a bill through in Decemeber to cover Decemeber and Jan, which at the time we were still not yet in the property. So i rang and advised the council that the property was unoccupied and we where due to move in at the end of Jan 2011. They guy advised me on the phone that they will let the back office know. So i recieved yet another bull last week saying i owed nearlly £700 (they had only applied the exemption from July-Aug and not July-Jan) So yet again i was back on the phone to the council and they advised me that they had sent an inspector round (without my knowledge) The inspector must have looked thorugh the front room window and noticed the sofas (which we moved in at the begining of Dec so that people didnt think the property was unoccupied). I have written a letter and they responded to me by saying that i need to make an appointment for an inspector to come round (Since this my letter and their letter) I have started to move furniture in but still not living in the peoperty.
I am unsure what to do now, Any thoughts? and also is the inspector allowed to come round without me knowing? He didnt post a calling card etc and if he looked at the BIG sign on the front door saying please go to number 6 (which is my mams house as she has a key) he would have been able to get into the property to see that it was unfurnished.