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    Council Tax question

    I'm about to rent a house which technically (won't be staying there, no furniture) will be empty for the next six months, but was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to claim for a council tax exemption if you are a tenant rather than a owner.

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    if you are the tenant, regardless of wheter you live in it or not, you are liable for the bills, including council tax

    i got ful exemption for six months(in Scotland) but had to prove that the house was uninhabitable.

    i got 6 months exeption as i was putting in a new kitchen and doing the house up.

    Original Poster

    I just found the info (through google, not the useless council webpages grr)
    southglos.gov.uk/NR/…5e5
    Seems I can apply for a exemption for six months:

    If you own or occupy a property that is described below your bill should show an exemption.[LIST]
    [*]Empty and unfurnished property (free for up to six months. After this time you will be charged the full rate)[/LIST]Thanks for the help guys, get back to misc'ing all of ya :-D

    Why would you rent somewhere and not move in, crazy foooooo :lol:

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    Shengis;6072970

    Why would you rent somewhere and not move in, crazy foooooo :lol:



    lol it's a long story (involving expense claims, shock horror!). My work expect me to keep a place close to where I will be permanently based even whilst on placement. Silly policy but watchyagonnado.

    MoneySavingG;6087350

    lol it's a long story (involving expense claims, shock horror!). My work … lol it's a long story (involving expense claims, shock horror!). My work expect me to keep a place close to where I will be permanently based even whilst on placement. Silly policy but watchyagonnado.



    Oh I get it, you're an MP :lol:

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    Shengis;6087371

    Oh I get it, you're an MP :lol:



    Oh no, I've been rumbled. The moat was a necessary expense though you understand, to keep HUKD peasants off my land.
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