Empty home exemptions
If your home is empty and unfurnished you won't have to pay Council Tax if:
- You're permanently receiving or providing care - go to the discounts for carers and people in care web page
- Someone has died - tell us if someone has died
- Someone has gone to prison or has been detained
- You're awaiting occupation by a minister of religion
- Your property is owned by a charity
- Your property has been repossessed
- You become bankrupt
- There are annexes with planning restrictions
- There are unused caravan pitches or moorings
To apply email email@example.com.
50 percent second home reduction
You might be able to get a 50 percent discount on these types of second home:
- Homes provided by an employer
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you're eligible.
Empty homes premium
If your property has been empty and unfurnished for more than two years, you have to pay an additional 100 percent in Council Tax while it is empty. This charge is known as the council tax empty homes premium charge.
What this means in practice is you will pay double the Council Tax charge on the home.
This is to help reduce the number of long term empty properties in the Borough and get them back into use for local people.
- Homes owned by members of the armed forces
- Annexes and properties that are genuinely on the market for sale or let