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.
We class a home as unfurnished if it contains only:
We class a home as furnished if it contains items of furniture such as:
If your property is in need of major repair work it is classified as an uninhabitable home.
Second homes must pay Council Tax in full.
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.