We are pleased to confirm that the President of the Valuation Tribunal has made a Decision in favour of two Registered Providers (“the Associations”), confirming that both Associations are established for charitable purposes only for the purposes of Class B Council Tax exemption.
This is a noteworthy victory as the money otherwise lost on paying council tax for void periods would have impacted the Associations ability to pursue their charitable aims.
This matter concerned an ongoing dispute with two Councils who both refused to apply the Class B Exemption on void periods on properties owned by the Associations. The Councils refusal to apply the Class B Exemption centred on their argument that the Associations’ Articles of Associations suggested that they were not set up for charitable purposes only and therefore did not meet the test for Class B Exemption.
If you have any issues with your local Council failing to apply Class B Council Tax Exemption, please contact Hetal Ruparelia who will be able to assist you.