Some empty properties are entitled to Council Tax discounts and exemptions for set periods:
- empty and unfurnished – 100% discount for up to 1 month
- empty, unfurnished and undergoing major building works – 50% discount for up to 1 year
- empty and furnished – 10% discount
- unoccupied for more than 2 – 5 years charged at 200%, properties unoccupied for 5-10 years charged at 300% of annual Council Tax bill (also known as the Council Tax premium).
Discounts and exemptions are awarded subject to the relevant legislative criteria being met.
For charitable exemptions please apply using Council Tax application for a charitable exemption