Convert 257 hmo to 1 dwelling temporarily for council tax

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    Convert 257 hmo to 1 dwelling temporarily for council tax

    The flats are going to be empty for 6 months or so while i get work done, is there an easy way to get them reclassified with the VOA as 1 property to save on paying 3 council tax
    bills during that period?

    i.e. remove toilets, taps etc?

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