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Notifying the council of a change in liability

Good quality help with your Council Tax dispute can be hard to come across – there’s a lack of independent, expert, places where you can get the help you need however LGFA92 are here to change that. Using our expert knowledge we can assist and guide you through your Council Tax problems to try to… Read More »

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Council Tax help is hard to get

Good quality help with your Council Tax dispute can be hard to come across – there’s a lack of independent, expert, places where you can get the help you need however LGFA92 are here to change that. Using our expert knowledge we can assist and guide you through your Council Tax problems to try and… Read More »

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English Council Tax arrears now top £2.8 billion

Latest government figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government, published on 28 June 2017, show that Council Tax arrears for England  now top £2.8 billion. Record Arrears The latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that Council Tax arrears up to 01 April 2017 are now estimated to have reached… Read More »

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I’ve moved out of a property, do I have to pay Council Tax ?

When a person moves out of a property they may not always cease to be liable for the Council Tax charge, You may receive demands from the local authority for payment however you need to make sure you are being correctly charged.. I’ve moved out but I’ve received a Council Tax notification! Council Tax charges… Read More »

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I’ve not graduated but I’ve received a Council Tax demand

At this time of year it is quite common for properties that were occupied by full-time students who have not yet graduated to start receiving Council Tax demands but is this correct ? I’ve not graduated but I’ve received a Council Tax demand ! Council Tax charges are calculated on a daily basis and have… Read More »

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Council Tax and occupancy

A Council Tax charge on a property generally requires that either the property is occupied or unoccupied. What is occupation for the purposes of Council Tax and how is it determined ? Daily Charge Council Tax charges are calculated on a daily basis and therefore the circumstances for each individual day should be taken in… Read More »

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Council Tax and moving to a Care Home

In situations where the resident of a property has left that property to become a resident of a Care Home then it is possible, in some instances, to claim a Council Tax exemption on the vacated property. What reduction is available ? Where the only resident of a property ceases to be resident because of… Read More »

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Council Tax Valuation Tribunal changes – disclosure of documentation

The procedure for disclosure of documents in Council Tax liability Tribunals has recently changed and is now subject to much stricter rules from 01 April 2017. Failure to follow these rules can result in the failure of an appeal.   What has changed ? The Valuation Tribunal rules on disclosure of evidence were much more… Read More »

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Section 13A discretionary relief – claimants guide

LGFA92 claimants guide to Section 13A discretionary relief claims – England Information on the Section 13A discretionary relief can be difficult to obtain when it comes to your rights in making a claim and disputing Local Authority decisions. This claimants guide collects together the most important Valuation Tribunal and Local Government Ombudsman decisions and summarises… Read More »

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Do I qualify for a Council Tax single person discount ?

Council Tax discounts can be a confusing matter, the single person discount being no less so than other discounts. What is a single person discount ? Council Tax legislation allows for a discount of a prescribed percentage, currently 25%, to be applied to a property where there is only one adult occupier who is ‘resident’… Read More »

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