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We own a property which is usually rented out to tenants, but

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We own a property which is usually rented out to tenants, but which is currently empty, as it is up for sale. This means we are now liable for Council Tax. Are we able to claim against Tax?



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I am sorry to say that this is not a permitted expense as you have no rental income for that same period (as you have no tenants) plus the fact this is a personal expense usually borne by the residents or owners of the residence.


I am sorry the news is not more favourable.




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