Welcome to the web site of the South Snowdon Wharf Estate.
This web site is for all those people who know and love this unique estate. It is specifically aimed at sharing information with all of the owners who are spread throughout the United Kingdom.
The noticeboard link has a copy of the May and January updates, below are intermediate updates
In December 2016 Gwynedd Council agreed to charge a 50% premium on council tax for second homes commencing in April 2018. The wrote to all owners where their records show the property is not registered as a sole or main residence asking for details on whether the premium was due. Many residents replied claiming holiday use examption as the planning permission we had from June 1967 restricted us.
However not surprsingly given the amount of money the council have cheked records carefully and found the planning permission of January 1968 which removed this restriction. A copy of both planning permissions can be found on the noticeboard page.
Although we would agree with the many comments that the premium is unjust there was consultation last year and we are not aware of any strong grounds for avoiding the uplift. If anyone has ideas on how the premium could be avoided legally or gets more information we would be happy to share them on the web site and by email.
For those residents that let out their property commercially for more than 10 weeks of the year it would be possible to apply for business rates which at the moment because fo small rates relief there is no tax to pay at all. This is done via the valuation office and you have to show evidence of previous lettings and the property is commercially advertised.