I may have to sell after Council Tax reassessment increase of £100pm per room?

I may have to sell after Council Tax reassessment increase of £100pm per room?

11:30 AM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago 42

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I have 5 large properties in Aberdeen which I let out room by room to long and short term professionals.

I pay the council tax bill and all utilities and then charge the tenant a flat monthly rent.

However, I’ve just been informed by the Grampian Assessors office, that EACH BEDROOM will now be classed as an individual property entered on the valuation roll even though the rooms are not self contained (the showers/kitchens are shared) and as a result will be all subject to Band A council tax.

This means and extra £100 per month per room costs. I have 40 rooms!

Unfortunately, the market wont stand a rent rise of £100 per month per room (the average rent I charge is £425) and I can’t carry that amount so I’ll probably have to sell up.

It seems a bit strange that the Valuation roll will be changed to show 40 properties which clearly there are only 5.

Isn’t this a huge distortion of any city’s valuation roll?

Is there any other landlord facing the same situation?

Many thanks

Karen



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by Karen

9:48 AM, 22nd May 2017, About 4 years ago

Hello Colin
Can you give me an email address and I'll write to you?
Thanks
Karen

by Colin McNulty

10:50 AM, 23rd May 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Karen McKee" at "22/05/2017 - 09:48":

I'm not going to post my email address up on this public forum Karen as I get enough spam already. And unhelpfully p118 doesn't allow direct messaging between members.

I've tried to find you on facebook Karen but you're not obvious. You could find me, or post a comment on my blog (link below) and I'll get your email address that way (it won't be shown publicly).

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