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Empty Properties

Council Tax for Empty Properties

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Information on unoccupied and unfurnished properties
  • Information on second homes
  • Information on long term empty properties
  • Where to find information on exempt properties

Unoccupied and Unfurnished Properties

If you own a property that is empty and unfurnished you will pay 100% Council Tax from the point it became empty.

From 01/04/19 a full Council Tax exemption is applicable from the date the property became empty and unfurnished for a maximum period of 28 days.  After the 28 day exemption has expired a 100% Council Tax charge is payable.  

You will also pay 100% Council Tax if your home is in need of major building repairs or is being altered.

Second Homes 

If you have a second home you will pay 100% Council Tax for it. Typically, a second home is a furnished property that is not a main home.

If you have an empty house because you have to live somewhere else for work then we may be able to offer you a discount.

Please email us so we can get more details.

Long-term empty properties

If you own a property that is empty and unfurnished, a full Council Tax exemption is applicable from the date the property became empty and unfurnished for a maximum period of 28 days.  After the 28 day exemption has expired a 100% Council Tax charge is payable.

If you own a property that is empty and unfurnished you will pay 100% Council Tax from the point it became empty.

You will also pay 100% Council Tax if your home is in need of major building repairs or is being altered.

Should your home be empty for longer than two years you will pay 150% Council Tax.

From 01/04/2019, if your property is empty and unfurnished for longer than 2 years you will pay 200% Council Tax.

Exempt Properties

In certain circumstances, an empty property may be exempt from Council Tax. Please click here to find out more about these exemptions.

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