Council Tax empty property discount

If your property becomes unoccupied and unfurnished, you may not pay Council Tax for the first six months.  If so, after the six month period finishes you will receive a 50% Council Tax discount for a further six months. 

If the property remains unoccupied and unfurnished for more than 12 months you must pay 200% (double) the amount of full Council Tax for the property.

If the property is up for sale or let or you are the new owner of an empty property which requires or is undergoing repairs you may be entitled to a further period of discount.

There are also discounts available if you live elsewhere in a property provided by your employer as part of your job or you have a property where a licence restricts occupation such as a purpose built holiday home.

You can apply for a discount using our online form.

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Apply for an empty property discount

For further information and advice on empty homes visit our empty homes pages.