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Simple, within 2 years of buying Property B elect with HMRC for Private Residence Relief (PRR) to be applied to Property A. Whether you move into Property B for CGT purposes is irrelevant. You intended to move anyway so serve notice and the problem of empty properties and Council Tax disappears.
Just say you are living in Property B and the matter will not raise its ugly head.
Correct, PRR would apply to property A.
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