If you own an empty property or second home, the amount of Council Tax you pay will depend on which class applies to your case.
|Class A||Furnished properties/second homes which have a restricted use e.g. holiday chalets||Full council tax|
|Class B||Furnished properties/second homes||Full council tax|
|Class A and B exception||Liable person living in defined job related accommodation||50% discount|
|Class C||Empty and unfurnished properties||Full council tax|
|Class D||Empty and in need of or undergoing structural alteration or major repair||Full council tax|
|Class E||Empty due to occupant living in job-related armed services accommodation||Full council tax|
|Class F||Empty properties which form part of another property that is in use e.g. an empty annex in an occupied home||Full council tax|
We have recently changed some discounts and exemptions on second homes and empty properties. Full Council Tax now applies to the following properties and previous discounts no longer apply:
The 'Empty Home Premium' sees an additional 50% Council Tax charge for properties that have been empty for over two years.
This means that owners of an empty home (empty for over two years) will have to pay 150% of the Council Tax charge.
There are a two exceptions where the Empty Homes Premium cannot be applied:
If you believe your property is one of these categories, please contact us on 01642 397108.