Completion Notice for Council Tax on New dwellings. Notice Invalid, now what?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Completion Notice for Council Tax on New dwellings. Notice Invalid, now what?

    Billing authorities (local councils) usually serve completion notices on new properties, or on properties that have been substantially, structurally altered. A completion notice gives the day the council thinks your property was finished by, or could have been finished by. This is the date from which council tax will be payable for the dwelling. This is under the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA 1988) - Schedule 4A.

    In case where the actual notices are invalid (for procedureal reasons) can the LA request Council tax backwards?

    Here is a link to the Council tax manual:
    http://www.valuationtribunal.gov.uk/...2011.sflb.ashx

    There on page 96, it says as follows:

    13.4.2
    Entry in the Valuation List
    There is no requirement for a billing authority to serve a notice if it is of the opinion that a new building has been completed. If there were, the inability to backdate the completion day could result in a significant loss of council tax in a case where a dwelling had in fact been completed for some time before it came to the authority‟s attention. The listing officer has the power to direct an authority not to issue a notice in such circumstances, and he may then enter the dwelling into the valuation list from the earlier day on which it actually came into existence.


    So my question is: if that apllies only where the LA had full knowledge of the dwelling but served incorrect notices, now the notices are being challenged, can the LA simply turn around and ask teh listing officer to to enter int o the valuation list? or is the above only when they had no knowledge.

Latest Activity

Collapse

  • Dispute over boundary land
    by cazamoran
    This might take a while, you may want to grab a cup of tea!
    Ill try to condense things. A friend persuaded us to sell part of our garden upon which he obtained permission and built a house. After failing to sell the house, his son now lives there. I started noticing that along the boundary wall,...
    09-07-2020, 19:09 PM
  • Reply to 5 Year Private Property Licence Ended After One Year
    by Always Problems
    I made a complaint to the ombudsman which was successful. My council was really annoyed as they had refused to show me a copy of a document and the Ombudsman forced them to send her a copy which she forwarded to me.
    09-07-2020, 16:07 PM
  • 5 Year Private Property Licence Ended After One Year
    by AKRS
    Hi All, I could really use some guidance in a matter relating to the above. We were told by our agency handling our property that we needed to obtain a licence through the council. I did my research and asked all the relevant questions and found out that the licence will cost 650 for five years. Sounds...
    29-06-2020, 10:03 AM
  • Planning permission
    by dizzymill
    I am wondering if anyone can answer my question please?

    There is a plot for sale in my area that has planning permission granted on it. The thing is, this was granted when the site was larger than it now is as the vendor has fenced a section of it off and built himself a log cabin style...
    07-07-2020, 18:58 PM
  • Reply to Planning permission
    by Always Problems
    In this case I would ask a Chartered Town Planner, Don't contact the council apart from looking on their Planning Portal
    09-07-2020, 16:03 PM
  • Reply to Planning permission
    by pilman
    The plans provided with the planning application will show the position and size of the house granted planning permission, as well as showing the extent of the land identified on the site plan.

    The planning permission would have taken into account the area available for garden, and parking...
    08-07-2020, 12:27 PM
  • Reply to Planning permission
    by dizzymill
    Hi Tipper. It was granted for one dwelling but vendor has since built the cabin and fenced off the plot he is selling saying it has planning. But the planning was granted for the original whole site before he built his cabin that he lives in .
    08-07-2020, 10:01 AM
  • Reply to Planning permission
    by Tipper
    It probably depends on what the permission was for and how many dwellings, etc.
    Also when pp was achieved as they run out after 3 years in most if not all cases.

    You can check on the local planning online to see the details, drawings, dates, etc.
    08-07-2020, 09:35 AM
  • Building Regulations Certificate
    by kennyj52
    Not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but what are the circumstances to obtain a Buildings Regulations Certificate? For example building a house, an extension, fitting a new boiler, installing a new light fitting, replacing a light bulb etc?
    I currently rent out 2 properties and own
    ...
    01-05-2020, 12:27 PM
  • Reply to Building Regulations Certificate
    by Tipper
    No not too late. We had the same situation for our three holiday lets.

    We pressed the installer to register the new boilers with Gas Safe who in turn send certification to the local Building Regs which is what they are supposed to do upon installation, assuming they are qualified and 'Gas...
    06-07-2020, 18:35 PM
Working...
X