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What is the difference between Owner Occupied and Non Owner Occupied differential rating categories?
Owner occupied is where the owner resides at the property for more than 60% of the financial year, the property must be:

• A dwelling, a dwelling with a granny flat; or one of a strata titled multiple unit.

Non Owner Occupied is generally where the property is not your principal place of residence.

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1. What is Owner-Occupier Status?
2. What is the difference between Owner Occupied and Non Owner Occupied differential rating categories?
3. Why did I get the letter Non Owner Occupied Categorisation with my Rates Notice (issued 1st August 2018)?
4. What must I do if it is my principal place of residence?
5. What must I do if it is not my principal place of residence?
6. What is deemed as suitable supporting documentation for Owner Occupier Status?
7. What if I am purchasing a new property and it is Non Owner Occupied?
8. When will I receive my rates and water notices?
9. How much is the discount on general rates?
10. How do I get the discount on my rates?
11. Can I pay my rates in advance?
12. What happens if I can’t pay my rates by the due date?
13. Will I have to pay interest on my overdue rates?
14. What is a Supplementary Rate notice?
15. Who values my property?