Owners of long-term empty properties in Adur and Worthing could be charged three…

Owners of long-term empty properties in Adur and Worthing could be charged three times the standard council tax rate under new proposals…

Currently, throughout Adur and Worthing the Councils have decided that the following Council Tax should be charged:

— For unoccupied and unfurnished properties:
— Nothing is payable for up to one calendar month
— After that the normal charge becomes due
— After two years, 150% of the normal charge becomes due (ie a 50% 'long-term empty premium' is added)

— For unoccupied properties undergoing structural repairs or major works, nothing is payable for up to three calendar months and after that the normal charge becomes due

We are consulting about possible changes to two existing Council Tax discounts and the 'long-term empty premium' from 1st April 2020.

To have your say click on the below link and complete the short survey by November 30 – www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/council-tax-consultation/




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