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    • By MSE Callum 27th Sep 16, 11:05 AM
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    MSE News: You may be able to reclaim £1,000s in council tax
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    • 27th Sep 16, 11:05 AM
    MSE News: You may be able to reclaim £1,000s in council tax 27th Sep 16 at 11:05 AM
    10,000s of people who've lived with someone with a 'severe mental impairment' may be able to reclaim council tax...
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    'Lived with someone with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or a similar illness? You may be able to reclaim £1,000s in council tax'

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    • By CIS 15th Oct 16, 5:14 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 5:14 PM
    A Class U exemption will apply when only people who are disregarded as severely mentally impaired are resident in a property.

    The point regarding backdating is also an issue now - case law and tribunal decisions now restrict backdating to a period of 6 years (as per the Limitation Act 1980) . There is a possibility an argument could be made under S32 of the Limitation Act 1980 (which covers mistakes) but this has not yet been tested in a case.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery as I'm now a self employed Council Tax advisor and consultant with my own Council Tax consultancy business. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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