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    • whichwaydidhego
    • By whichwaydidhego 11th Oct 16, 4:40 PM
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    Live/Work change of use
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:40 PM
    Live/Work change of use 11th Oct 16 at 4:40 PM
    Hi wondering if anyone can help. We are selling our home and have live/work status - which is now redundant and makes it difficult for buyers to find a mortgage - and we need to change the status to residential. We also changed our council tax band a good few years ago and I'm wondering if we'd have to pay the difference in costs for the years it hasn't been in use as live/work - around 4 or 5 years.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • anselld
    • By anselld 11th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
    Planning application for change of use to C3.
    When/if planning is approved inform the VOA office to revalue as fully residential and presumably remove the Business Rates element.
    • whichwaydidhego
    • By whichwaydidhego 11th Oct 16, 5:02 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:02 PM
    Thanks so much. Will this affect anything? Will I owe anyone money? Can they try to take a portion of the value of the house..?
    • anselld
    • By anselld 11th Oct 16, 5:11 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:11 PM
    Thanks so much. Will this affect anything? Will I owe anyone money? Can they try to take a portion of the value of the house..?
    Originally posted by whichwaydidhego
    You will have to pay for a planning application.

    You may need to pay additional Council Tax depending what the VOA decide and if they decide to backdate any banding change.
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 11th Oct 16, 5:19 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:19 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 5:19 PM
    when my council tax band went up after an unsuccessful application to the VOA i wasn't liable for any backdated council tax. probably best to give them a call.
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