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Re: Council tax on Granny Flat
The valuation office duly turned up yesterday and said that because the annex had cooking facilities and a bathroom, it was a self contained unit and would be subject to its own council tax band.
It amazes me that the council, who put the valuation office on to me, in the form of their planning department insisted that a communicating door was made between the annex and the house, because there is only permission for one dwelling to be on the plot, now want to say that the annex is separate accommodation. The inland revenue also allow the rent to be tax free because it is classed as rooms in our house.
It would appear that the rules can be bent when there is a sniff of some more money to be made out of the public. They will, however, have shot themselves in the foot because the tenant has been made redundant and they are paying his housing costs, which will now have to include the council tax.
It leaves me wonder that if I put a little cooker in my main bedroom, that has an ensuite bathroom, whether this would also be classed as a self contained unit? Same difference?