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Council Tax: Empty and unfurnished homes

Important changes from 1st April 2014

The 10% discount previously allowed for properties that were empty and unfurnished has been removed.  Any property in this group will now attract the full Council Tax charge.

However, it is still important that you make us aware of when a property becomes empty and unfurnished.  By letting us know this you will help in ensuring that accurate and up to date Council Tax bills can be issued once someone begins living in the property again.
 

Unfurnished properties

We class a home as unfurnished if it contains only:

  • Carpets
  • Curtains
  • White goods
  • Fixtures and fittings

We class a home as furnished if it contains items of furniture such as:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Beds
     

Uninhabitable homes

If your property is in need of major repair work it is classified as an uninhabitable home.
 

Second homes

Second homes must pay Council Tax in full.
 

Contact us

If you own or live in a property, which you think may be exempt, or if you require more information on exempt properties please contact us.

  • Modified: Mar 25, 2014 9:27:48 AM