In terms of schedule 11 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) Scotland Order 1997 (as amended), a dwelling may be exempt from Council Tax if it is a new house, which is unoccupied and unfurnished and carries a maximum of six months exemption.

Section 1 Exemption details
All of the following questions must be completed before your application can be accepted Exempt period:
(Please attach copy of Council Tax Notice for your main place of residence if outwith Argyll & Bute)
Section 2 Documentary evidence

All applications must be supported by documentary evidence e.g.

  1. Internal photographs of each room OR
  2. Any other document which you believe proves that the dwelling is unoccupied and unfurnished

Failure to supply such evidence will result in the application being refused

I hereby certify that the information on this form is true and complete. I authorise Argyll & Bute Council to verify the details. If Exempt status no longer applies I undertake to notify Argyll & Bute Council within 21 days of this occurring and understand failure to do so may result in a fine of £50 and £200 on repeated failure to do so.

Attach documents
You can upload files that will be attached to the application
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp rtf pdf doc docx xls xlsx.

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