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    hi

    i have just bought my first property and now have a tenant.

    I had a 3 week void period from the purchase date to the tenant moving in. During this 3 week period the property was unfurnished and in my opinion uninhabitable. There were only carpets and curtains with a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom.

    Am i liable to pay council tax on this 3 week void?

    Or do I pay council tax whatever?

    thanks in advance for your advice

    #2
    Keep things simple! Notify the Council of the date the tenant moved in and whether you or the tenant will be responsible for payment of Council Tax.
    Vic - wicked landlord
    Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
    Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.

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      #3
      Originally posted by nfp40uk
      hi

      i have just bought my first property and now have a tenant.

      I had a 3 week void period from the purchase date to the tenant moving in. During this 3 week period the property was unfurnished Am i liable to pay council tax on this 3 week void?
      under normal circumstances you would not be liable for council tax for 6 months if a property is as above
      Opinions given are mine, They are not necessarily correct, as the more I learn the less I know, You should always seek professional help.

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        #4
        It depends on your local council so you need to ask them. However the majority seem to allow a 100% exemption for unfurnished properties for up to 6 months, which would cover you.

        "Uninhabitable", however, is a different ball game - that is generally a different class of exemption and would be taken to mean there's no kitchen/bathroom/electrics/running water - that sort of thing.

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