Decision details

Council Tax – Empty Homes premium

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To agree to increase the council tax premium for domestic homes that have been empty for more than 2 years from 50% to 100% form 1/4/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

i)     Cabinet agreed that the council increase the council tax premium from 50% to 100% from 1 April 2019 in respect of domestic properties that have been empty for longer than 2 years.

 

ii)    Cabinet agreed that the council increase the council tax premium to 200% from 1 April 2020 in respect of domestic properties that have been empty for longer than 5 years.

 

iii)   Cabinet agreed that the council increase the council tax premium to 300% from 1 April 2021 in respect of domestic properties that have been empty for longer than 10 years.

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Margaret Read, Director of Brent Customer Services Email: margaret.read@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1521.

Report author: Richard Vallis

Publication date: 12/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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