Empty Properties

Unoccupied properties, uninhabitable properties undergoing repair and newly constructed properties do not receive council discount

Unoccupied properties

When a property is nobody's sole or main place of residence.

No discounts are available if the property is empty or unfurnished. The full charge is payable.  

Uninhabitable properties

No discounts are available if a property is empty, substantially unfurnished and undergoing major repairs (which can include structural repairs) to make it habitable.

New properties

Newly constructed properties, or properties created due to structural alterations.

No discounts are available if the property remains unoccupied and unfurnished. Council Tax will become payable from the completion date. 

You will receive a notice stating the date from which we consider the property should be treated as substantially completed.