The updated “council tax for bedsits” guide is now live on the RLA website. The guide provides clarity over ‘separate occupation’ and ‘self-contained’ definitions of bedsits and help guide what level of council tax your property may fall under.
The purpose of this guide is to explain the circumstances in which an individual bedsit can have its own banding. Council tax bands run from Band A, the lowest, to band H, which is the highest.
This is important because it is not always known that bedsits have their own banding. Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are different to bedsits and these differences can be council tax for the entire (HMO) property, or for each individual bedsit. This distinction is looked at in greater detail in the guiding note.
Other topics included within the guide include recent case law, ‘Aggregation’, and Council Tax valuation manuals. If you are unfamiliar with any of these terms see the guide for clarification.
You can view the document on the RLA website by clicking here.