BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL -Notice ID:
BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL
COUNCIL TAX LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE ACT 1992
COUNCIL TAX LOCAL DISCOUNTS FOR EMPTY PROPERTIES
In accordance with the provisions of Section 11A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, Bournemouth Borough Council determined at the Council Meeting on 20 January 2015 that from 1 April 2015 Class C dwellings will receive a 100% discount for up to one month after which they will become subject to a full charge.
A Class C dwelling is a vacant dwelling which has been such for a continuous period of one month or less ending immediately before the day in question.
A dwelling is vacant on any day if on the day-
(i) In the case of a dwelling consisting of a pitch occupied by a caravan or a mooring occupied by a boat, the caravan or boat is unoccupied, and
(ii) In any other case the dwelling is unoccupied and substantially unfurnished.
A "caravan" shall be construed in accordance with Part I of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960. An unoccupied dwelling means a dwelling in which no one lives. In considering whether a dwelling has been vacant for any period, any one period not exceeding six weeks, during which it was not vacant shall be disregarded.