Council tax premium on long-term empty properties

From 1 April 2018, a premium of up to 50% on top of the full council tax charge will apply to properties which have been unoccupied and unfurnished for more than two years to encourage owners of empty properties to bring them back in to use as quickly as possible.

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Council tax is a local property tax. Council tax applies to all residential properties such as houses, bungalows, flats, maisonettes, houseboats and mobile homes, regardless of whether they are rented or owned.

Your guide to council tax

Find out about council tax and where your money goes. Click on the image below to view online, or you can download a PDF version.