Council Tax

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by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207

Dear Glasgow City Council,

Can you please advise who is the Liable Party for council tax of Social Housing if the property is empty.

Yours faithfully,

Theresa Stirling

Customer Care Centre, Glasgow City Council

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Dewar, Kathleen, Glasgow City Council

Dear Ms Stirling
Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
 
Thank you for your request received on 09 April 2013 requesting that the
following information be provided to you:
 
Can you please advise who is the Liable Party for council tax of Social
Housing if the property is empty.
 
The Council is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
 
The information which you have requested is as follows:
 
In all cases where a property is empty between tenancies, the liability
for council tax reverts to the property owner.  This is the situation
whether or not the property is social housing or privately owned. 
 
The Council accordingly feels that it has complied in full with your
request. 
 
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by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207

Dear Dewar, Kathleen,

You have stated that when a Property is empty between Tenancies then Liability reverts to the Property Owner.

Can you please confirm that the Owner of the Social Housing actually pays this liability, or do they receive an exemption as a Social Landlord.

Yours sincerely,

by:Theresa:Stirling UCC1-207

Dewar, Kathleen, Glasgow City Council

Dear Ms Stirling
Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
 
Thank you for your request received on 20 May 2013 requesting that the
following information be provided to you:
 
“You have stated that when a Property is empty between Tenancies then
Liability reverts to the Property Owner.  Can you please confirm that the
Owner of the Social Housing actually pays this liability, or do they
receive an exemption as a Social Landlord?”
 
The Council is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
 
The information which you have requested is as follows:
 
There are no Council Tax exemptions granted to social landlords simply for
being a social landlord.  The only exemptions that would be granted are
those that are applicable to empty properties if the property comes within
a relevant exemption category; this applies equally to all properties
regardless of who owns them. 
 
As such anyone who is liable for council tax and whose property is not
exempt would have to make payments to meet this liability; this applies to
all liable persons including social landlords.
 
The Council accordingly feels that it has complied in full with your
request. 
 
Please note that the information provided in response to your request is,
unless otherwise indicated, copyright © Glasgow City Council 2013.  It is
supplied to you in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.  Any further use by you of this information must comply with the
terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended and/or the
Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997.  In particular, any
commercial use or re-use of the information provided requires the prior
written consent of the Council. 
Requests for such consent should be addressed to:
 
        Head of Communication and Organisational Development
Glasgow City Council
City Chambers
George Square
Glasgow
G2 1DU
 
Some or all of the information may be subject to third party copyright, in
which case the permission of the third party copyright holder may be
required.  No claim is made in respect of third party copyright.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
Kathleen Dewar
Senior Disclosure Officer
 
 

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