Birmingham City Council has announced that it plans to charge full council tax on empty properties from next April if the Government proposal to that abolish council tax benefit and replace it from next April with the new local financial support schemes, called council tax support.
If this all does go through it will obviously bring cost implications to local landlords and agents, and make any rental voids increasingly painful as well as adding additional cost to both developments and refurbishments.
Birmingham Council is also proposing to impose council tax at the rate of 150% on properties empty for two years or more.
The proposals are now going to consultation.
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