Council tax 200 percent increase
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I have been renovating my late fathers bungalow for last 2 years . Prior to this Dad had been in a care home for 3 years because he had Parkinson’s and Dementia. We’d always maintained the garden but inside it needed a full refurbishment. The council charged us 100 per cent council tax once it went through probate because they said it had been unoccupied over 2 years. Now it’s near completion and we are just about to put it on the market . My husband is now out of work through the pandemic and all our money is tied up in the property. I work full time so we don’t get benefits.Yesterday the council sent me a new tax bill and the council tax has gone up to 200 per cent charge, it’s over 440 pounds per month and we just can’t afford it . Is there anything we can do . It’s made me feel ill .