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Is that 24th October 2013 please?
Which is your local Council please?
To the let property
Yes I do not need an on-going service. Just an answer to this query
Yes I know.
Which is your local Council to the property let please?
My local council is Havering
It is Havering also
Its bad news I am afraid.
They used to attract a discount of 100% up to 6 months.
However the rules changed to allow Councils to decide levels of discount if any
These changes came in April 2013
Their website states:
Therefore sadly you do NOT get any discount
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I replied that the flat is in Havering also
I am saying that you are not entitled to a discount and yes that you are liable for Council Tax for the period September 2013 until 24th October 2013
Pre April 2013 you would have been entitled to a discount but the rules changed. So now sadly you are not entitled to a discount
Can I clarify anything else?
No thankyou very much