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Long Term Unoccupied Properties

From 1 April 2018 the amount of Council Tax payable for properties classed as long term unoccupied.

Long Term Unoccupied Properties

Properties that have been unoccupied for a continuous period of 12 months or more will be charged twice the full Council Tax charge for the band the property is in.

This change affects Council Tax charges only, the amount you are charged for water and waste water will still be the same.

You may be entitled to a Council Tax discount if the property is:

  • Being actively marketed for sale or let. You will be entitled to a 50% discount for a maximum of period 24 months from the date the property was last occupied. You must provide evidence that the property is being actively marketed.
  • A purpose built holiday home. You will be entitled to a 50% discount.
  • A job related dwelling. You will be entitled to a 50% discount.
  • An uninhabitable property that you have purchased. You will be entitled to a 50% discount for a maximum period of 6 months