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Council Tax Premium for empty properties

Long term empty properties, which have been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for at least two years, will pay a 50% Council Tax Premium, making a total charge of 150% on the set Council Tax. 

Local exceptions may apply if the property is genuinely on the market for sale or to let or occupation is hindered due to legal reasons. 

Apply for an exception to the Council Tax Premium

Council Tax Premium policy guidelines for determining local exceptions (PDF/22KB/4 pages)

Apply for an exception to the Council Tax Premium (PDF/31KB/2 pages)

The application form should be printed, completed and returned with supporting documentary evidence to the address below.