Zero band is too short

ARE you aware that Huntingdonshire District Council allows only six months £0 banding for Council Tax on a deceased person s property? Few executors can obtain probate and sell a property in this time frame, so HDC is claiming hundreds of pounds from dece

ARE you aware that Huntingdonshire District Council allows only six months £0 banding for Council Tax on a deceased person's property?

Few executors can obtain probate and sell a property in this time frame, so HDC is claiming hundreds of pounds from deceased people.

Since her death my mother has paid £1,000 in Council Tax. I would like HDC to tell me what services they have provided for this extortionate sum.

This Council Tax demand by HDC is disgusting, disrespectful and motivated by sheer greed.


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MRS MAUREEN URWIN, Deerpark Road, Sawtry

Editor's note - HDC says the zero Council Tax rate applies for up to six months after grant of Probate, which should be adequate time for a property to be sold. The council would not comment on individual cases but pointed out that it was a property tax that helped to fund services, some of which are provided even to empty properties.

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