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Determination of discounts for second homes and empty homes and higher amount for long-term empty dwellings

Notice ID: MF0409782

Notice effective from
26th April 2019 to 26th May 2019

Local Government
Finance Act 1992 Dorset

Dorset Council
Determination of discounts for second homes and empty homes and higher amount for long-term empty dwellings
At its meeting on 20th February 2019, the Dorset Shadow Council made the following determination, effective from 1 April 2019.
I. That in the case of vacant dwellings which require (or are subject to) structural alterations or major repairs, a discount

of 50% of the full Council Tax charge be awarded for a maximum period of 12 months, from 1 April 2019. Also, that in determining the period of the discount, any similar discount awarded up to 31 March 2019 be taken into account
II. That in the case of vacant dwellings, a 100% discount be awarded for a maximum period of up to 1 month from the date that the property became unoccupied and substantially unfurnished. At the end of that period, no discount will be awarded. Also, that in determining the period of the discount, any similar discount awarded up to 31 March 2019 be taken into account

III. That no discretionary Council Taxdiscount be awarded in respect of second homes

IV. That in the case of dwellings which have been unoccupied and unfurnished for

at least two years, a Council Tax charge
of 200% be levied from 1 April 2019.

Attachments

MF0409782.pdf Download

West Dorset District Council

South Walks House , South Walks Road , Dorchester , Dorset , DT1 1UZ

http://www.dorsetforyou.com/ 01305 251 010

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