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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:23 PM
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Only nine pay council tax in enclave for super-rich
Only nine of the 62 apartments sold in One Hyde Park the world's most expensive residential block have been registered for council tax.

The ownership of the Knightsbridge apartments, which range in price from 3.6m for a one-bedroom flat to 136m for a penthouse, is now under investigation by Westminster city council, which is determined to pursue the monies owed by the secretive owners of the apartments.

Council records show that only four owners are paying the full council tax of 755.60 a year plus 619.64 to the Greater London Authority, while five are paying the 50% discounted council tax owed on a second home.

Westminster has received no response from the developer of One Hyde Park, Project Grande (Guernsey), managed by billionaire brothers Nick and Christian Candy, to a written request sent two weeks ago asking for the names of the remaining apartment owners. Officials are now researching Land Registry records for the exclusive block, sandwiched between Harvey Nichols and the Serpentine. However, the myriad offshore companies protecting the identities of residents are, according to sources at the council, likely to defeat them.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/26/one-hyde-park-...
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:19 AM
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1. If they can afford the rip-off price of the flats...
they can afford the council tax. Question is, will they go after these tax dodgers with the same zeal they go after people who cannot afford to pay.
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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:32 AM
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2. Of course they won't.
Don't forget, "Taxes are for little people"

The Skin
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 06:56 AM
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3. Even when it's a remarkably low council tax
It's lower than the average band D for England: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/st...
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:38 AM
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4. Send in the bailiffs!
:evilgrin:
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