The Council charges the full Council Tax for properties that are
unoccupied (this includes empty properties and properties that
furnished but are not anyone's main home).
There is no reduction in the Council Tax for properties that
have recently become unoccupied or for properties that are in need
of or undergoing repairs. This includes repairs that are
considered necessary to make the property habitable.
An extra 50% is also charged for a property that has
been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for two years or
The Council regularly reviews unoccupied properties. If
you have received a letter about your empty
property please update
your records on-line.
The full Council Tax is charged for a second home (that is any
property that is furnished but is not anyone's main
home). Where a person is required to have a two
homes as a condition of their job they may be entitled to 50%
discount. To download an
application form please click here