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The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 and shall come into force on 1st April 2007.

Amendment of the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Order 1997

2.—(1) The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Order 1997(1) is amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In Schedule 1 (exempt dwellings), for paragraph 25 substitute–

Prescribed housing support services accommodation

25.(1) A dwelling that meets all of the requirements in sub paragraph (2).

(2) Those requirements are that the dwelling is–

(a)the residence of one or more persons who are resident by virtue of a licence to occupy, or a tenancy of, or a sub-tenancy of the dwelling;

(b)a dwelling in respect of which a registered prescribed housing support service is being provided to at least one licensee, tenant or sub-tenant of the dwelling; and

(c)a dwelling in respect of which every licensee, tenant, and sub-tenant (as the case may be) has the right to share the use of a kitchen, bathroom, shower-room or toilet-room, and where such use is shared with at least one other person who is not resident in the dwelling.

(3) A dwelling that meets the requirements of sub-paragraph (2) is not exempt where every licensee, tenant and sub-tenant (as the case may be) of that dwelling also has the exclusive right to use–

(a)a kitchen; and

(b)either a bathroom or shower-room, and where either the bathroom or shower-room contains a toilet, or there is a separate toilet-room which every such licensee, tenant or sub-tenant also has a right to use.

(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (2) and (3)–

“prescribed housing support service” has the same meaning as in section 91(8) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (grants for housing support services)(2); and

“registered” means that the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care has granted an application for registration of a prescribed housing support service under section 9 of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (grant or refusal of registration under Part I)(3)..

Revocation

3.  Article 2 of the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006(4) is revoked.

TOM McCABE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

6th March 2007

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