Issue - meetings
Meeting: 09/12/2019 - Council (Item 102)
The Council is recommended to apply the full premium of 200% to homes that have been empty for 5 or more years as allowed by the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018, from 1 April, 2020. (Cabinet minute 51 attached).
The Cabinet report can be viewed on the Council website here.
The first matter requiring consideration was in relation to the Council Tax (Empty Homes Premium) as recommended by Cabinet at its meeting on 4 November, 2019 (minute 51 refers).
In response to a comment from Councillor Ian Lewis, Councillor Janette Williamson stated that working with her colleague, the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning, the Council did have a wide ranging strategy around empty homes for bringing them back into use.
On a motion by Councillor Janette Williamson, seconded by Councillor Pat Hackett, it was -
Resolved (57:0) (One abstention) - That the recommendation contained within minute 51 of Cabinet, 4 November, 2019, be approved as follows, that the full premium of 200% be applied to homes that have been empty for five years or more as allowed by the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 from 1 April 2020.