Council Tax premiums on unoccupied homes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4268
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

With reference to London in particular, do you believe that councils should have greater powers to charge Council Tax premiums on unoccupied homes?

Answer

Answer for Council Tax premiums on unoccupied homes

Answer for Council Tax premiums on unoccupied homes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe that there is scope for the existing premiums to be higher. However, not all boroughs are currently charging the 150 per cent premium, and my Deputy Mayor for Housing & Land has written to borough leaders urging them to use their powers in this area.