Council charging council tax per room in HMO

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Sarah Baker
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Hi - we have several HMOs non of which require licensing but as responsible landlords we have worked closely with the HMO officer to ensure we meet all possible standards. All our rooms are en-suite, but of modest size, they all have a lockable door for privacy. However, they all use communal living accommodation and kitchens. As such we believe they should not be deemed to be separate dwellings. So far with our properties we have paid the same council tax as would have been due to the property as a single dwelling, On our recent project however the VO have deemed there to be 5 separate accommodations and are therefore charging £1035 per room, a total of £5,000 as opposed to the previous figure of £1,200. Has anyone had a similar experience?

04/01/2018 11:47

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