What is a council tax completion notice?
A completion notice is a document that specifies the 'completion date' for newly built properties. It is the date on which the property becomes a dwelling for council tax purposes, and is the date it is entered into the valuation list.
The completion notice is issued in accordance with Schedule 4A of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and Section 17 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
Where a domestic property is structurally complete, or where the work remaining can reasonably be expected to be completed within three months, a completion notice will be served on the 'owner' of the property. The 'owner' is defined as 'the person entitled to possession'.
Where work on a property is not yet completed, the completion notice can be served specifying the final completion day of up to three months from the date of service, for the remaining works for completion of the property to be carried out.
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This information is a general guidance and is not a substitute for the relevant statutes and regulations.