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    Part of the ground floor or our family home was converted into a studio apartment about 40 years ago. Apparently it did not have planning permission and the council found out. We have now had to apply for a Lawful Development Certificate. If granted I am worried that the council will back date council tax on the studio apartment?

    Can they do this and how far back can they go? Full council tax has always been paid on the house. If they do start charging council tax for the studio will they reduce the council tax on the house as the current council tax is paid on the whole house (including the studio) but it is registered as one property

    Any advice is much appreciated
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      Re: Back dated council tax

      I believe it can only be backdated to the date it is entered on the list as a separate property. - from http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2...lation/11/made

      Landlord Zone may be a better forum to ask the question on - they are far more experienced in this area and will know what happens in practice.
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        Re: Back dated council tax

        As I read it it comes into effect from "the day on which the circumstances giving rise to the alteration occurred"?


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