Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill (HC Bill 192)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and
Local Government, are published separately as Bill 192–EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Sajid Javid has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and
Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Non-domestic rating in England

    1. 1. Hereditaments occupied or owned by the same person

  2. Council tax in England

    1. 2. Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings

  3. General provisions

    1. 3. Extent, interpretation and short title