Council Tax Band for mixed HMO dwellings

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    Council Tax Band for mixed HMO dwellings

    If a property has a mixture of self contained flats and shared accommodation, would this be liable to one hmo council tax bill?

    Or will the self contained flats be divided?



    I recently had a 'discussion' with the council. Basically, HMO divided into flats. 5 shared, 7 self contained.

    Property was council tax band E - as Landlord I paid the Ctax for whole building which was fine by me. Council came and inspected, all 7 self contained flats became liable for their own CTax (band A). I still had to pay CTax for the other 5 shared flats but argued that this should no longer be at band E level. This was handed over to valuation Office Agency who re-assesed and now the shared element is charged at a Band C.

    Hope that helps.


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