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Harrow Council to charge premium on empty homes 06 Feb 2019 16:08 #13824

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5th February
Harrow Council to charge premium on empty homes
By Adam Shaw

Properties that have been left empty for at least two years will be subject to an increased council tax premium to encourage their reuse.

Cllr Adam Swersky, who is responsible for finance at Harrow Council, explained that the rates will be pushed up across the borough by up to 300 per cent.

According to a report presented to the council’s cabinet last month, this will affect 61 households and will generate around an extra £60,000-a-year.

Cllr Swersky said: “This will discourage owners from keeping their properties empty and will raise additional income for the council’s coffers.”

He explained that the initial point is particularly important at a time when there is a need for more housing in Harrow.

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