As a Local Authority, do you know if all residential properties in your area are registered for Council Tax? Or registered correctly?
Ascendant Intelligent Monitoring (AIM) provides all rental and sale market data for residential properties within a Local Authority’s area. Historic reporting with access to over 10 years of property listing data as well as Land Registry property sales back to 1995.
AIM also identifies unclassified listings that don't match the Postcode Address File (PAF), this is a dataset that contains all known delivery points and postcodes within the United Kingdom for Royal Mail.
What does this mean for your Local Authority?
One example, for a Local Authority, using AIM, they established that an empty property that was previously a public house had been converted into self-contained flats and the Local Authority had the property listed as an HMO. With AIM, it showed when the flats were first rented, who they were rented to and when tenants changed.
This example generated in excess of £50,000 in backdated Council Tax revenue and increased annual revenue.
Further benefits of AIM
AIM has saved one Local Authority 3/4 administrative days a month.
No need for Land Registry searches with AIM – reduced costs.
Real time updates for properties, both rental and sales in your area.
Ability to canvas properties as soon as new occupation.
New Homes Bonus increased revenue when new properties are found by AIM or when new built homes are occupied.
Multiple options for creating searches.
Resolve Council Tax Disputes quickly with evidence of council tax responsibility.
Access via an online portal, meaning no need to install software.
And the list goes on!
Contact us today to increase your Local Authority revenues and book a demonstration of our AIM software.
With all our Local Authority data solutions we offer full training. As AIM has so many benefits for Local Authorities, we have found that our clients use AIM with differing priorities, which is why we take the time to understand your requirements and how to tailor the training to ensure that you get the most from the session.
All training sessions will be scheduled at a date and time that is convenient to you and once you’re all set up, our dedicated support team are on hand to manage all support requests.
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"With the help of Ascendant, we were able to prove a customer had been creating fake tenants in an attempt to defraud the council of tax over the space of 5 years. The customer was changing their name by deed poll multiple times to create the credit a footprint of a customer that never existed. The customer has now accepted liability for £6,000 in council tax, paying a large upfront sum with an arrangement set up for the remainder. Without Ascendant’s services, we would still be investigating today."