caravan in grounds of a band D property

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    Anonymous
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    Is there any CT liability in respect of a couple who are living in a caravan which is “parked”in the garden of a band D property. The couple have been living in the caravan for about 4 months now. Thanks

    #3323
    pauldean
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    Depends on the type of Caravan I suppose- if it is one that is one wheels and can be hooked on to a car and moved easily I would say not ‘cos its not a hereditament in single definable position.
    If its a more permanant structure which cannot be easily moved then your local VO may choose to band it??

    #3324
    Anonymous
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    Thanks. It’s one that can be hooked up and moved although it hasn’t been while this situation has been going on. They have a gas bottle and a water bottle connected ……;

    #3325
    markp
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    I am aware of one situation where the resident (an 80 year old lady to boot) of a property was decanted into a touring caravan whilst the property was demolished and a further two properties were built.

    She was charged as a band A property whilst the property in which she was going to live was being built.

    Does this help you in any way?

    Do I know what I'm doing? The jury's out on that........................

    #3326
    Anonymous
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    As I understand it, and it was about 4 years ago that I dealt with a similar query and had it explained to me by someone in our Council Tax department – If the caravan is the residents’ self contained property i.e. they sleep, cook and eat, shower and chill out watching TV in it, then it is a property that should be banded. If it is being treated as an extension to the property where it is based, so it is used as a bathroom and/or bedroom but cooking and eating, or watching TV etc. takes place the in the house, then it wouldn’t be banded itself. I can’t remember if either example could affect the property where it is based though (i.e. a chance of reducing the band in the former case or increasing it in the latter).

    Like I say, it has been 4 years since I got this info, but that’s how our Ctax department viewed it at the time.

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    Anonymous
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    Thanks for your input

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