Council Tax charges, discounts and exemptions for empty properties

Empty property charges

Certain empty properties will be subject to additional charges:

  • Empty and furnished second homes will receive a full Council Tax charge.
  • If a property has been empty for two years, the charge will be double the basic Council Tax amount.
  • If a property has been empty for five years, the charge will be three times the basic Council Tax amount.
  • If a property has been empty for ten years, the charge will be four times the basic Council Tax amount.

These premiums apply to all properties irrespective of their condition.

If you own an empty property, we have information available to help.