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    • aleric
    • By aleric 14th Apr 18, 4:16 PM
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    Council Tax - Empty Property
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    Council Tax - Empty Property 14th Apr 18 at 4:16 PM
    Hi
    I have inherited a house and have been granted probate. I have followed advice from the gov.uk and this website which states that I shouldn't be charged council tax for 6 months after probate has been granted however my council has said that they have opted out and do charge the full amount. Is this correct?
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    • By lincroft1710 14th Apr 18, 5:49 PM
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    Councils have discretion regarding whether or not they grant exemption.
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 14th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    Some charge up to 150% for empty properties.

    My partner moved in with me a few months before his rental run out. He has paid the council tax for a year. Told them thinking its ok I have paid it all. And got another bill for another 50!!!!

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