This council tax (Class C) exemption has ended. To help taxpayers affected we have introduced a new 10% discount for a maximum of 6 months.
In addition, there will be a 50% increase in the Council Tax charge for certain properties that remain unoccupied and unfurnished for a period over 2 years.
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 you are the new owner of an empty property which has previously been entitled to a council tax exemption of more than 6 months you will not be able to claim a further period of discount for the property being unoccupied and unfurnished.
If an empty property discount of less than 6 months has been granted and the property remains unfurnished and unoccupied when you take responsibility then you may claim the discount for the remainder of the 6 month period.
Please let us know immediately if you have recently moved home or are about to move.
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.