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Housing (Rates Assessment)

Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1950

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111.

asked the Minister of Health what is the basis for the assessment of rates on a four-bedroomed postwar council house and on a privately-built flat, similar in size and in the same district.

All dwelling-houses are at present assessed on the basis of the rent at which they might reasonably be expected to let from year to year. In the revaluation, post-1918 local authority houses will be assessed by reference to 1938 construction and site costs, and privately-built flats by reference to the rents which were being paid on 31st August, 1939.