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The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014

With effect from 24 February 2014 the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 provide inter alia for self-builders to be exempt from paying a levy which until now was placed on most new buildings over a certain size.

The previous charge added considerable cost in some cases to the expense of building a home. For example someone building their own 150 square metre 4-bedroom house could be liable to pay £15,000 in community infrastructure levy if a council was charging £100 per square metre for residential development in that area.

The axing of the levy for people building their own home is part of the government’s determination to boost housing supply and help aspiring self-builders get their home off the ground.

The relief from the community infrastructure levy will cover homes that are owner-occupied and built or commissioned by individuals, families or groups of individuals for their own use.

Extensions and family annexes over a certain size will now be exempt from the levy and the government also intends to consult on removing Section 106 tariff charges from self-build properties. In addition from April there will no longer be a Council Tax surcharge on family annexes.

Exempting self-builders from the levy is the latest in a range of measures to boost the number of people building their own home. They include:

Other changes introduced by the regulations include:

This article was created by--Martinc 10:10, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

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