Council Tax Con – ALERT FOR RESIDENTS

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 in Hot Issues | 0 comments

The Council has been made aware of an attempt to con residents into giving personal details under the guise of receiving a ‘council tax adjustment’. Unsolicited emails and phone calls have been received by residents purporting to be from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Council Tax section.  In the emails residents are told that, as a result of an adjustment by the Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency, their address...

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OFFICE CHANGE OF USE

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 in Hot Issues | 0 comments

In May 2013 RBKC secured from the Government an opt-out of the requirement to permit offices to become housing without needing planning permission.  This hard-won exemption is now under threat.  It was not based on ‘strategically important office accommodation’ but on the very nature of our local economy and the huge differential between office and housing values. Left to the market it would result in a wipe-out of our small offices within...

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