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Long Term Unoccupied Property Discount

If the property has been unoccupied for a continuous period of 12 months or more you may be entitled to a 50% Council Tax discount.

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

You will be charged the full water and waste water charges during this period.

If you wish to apply for a long term unoccupied property discount please email us.