Council tax discounts

Discounts for empty properties

An empty unfurnished property will receive 100% discount for 1 month after it becomes unoccupied, up to 31 March 2023.

After 1 month or from 1 April 2023 – whichever is sooner – you have to pay the full council tax charge.

Apply for this discount

You can apply for a vacant property discount using the form below.

Apply for a vacant property discount

Exemptions and premiums

We currently charge a 50% premium for properties left empty and unfurnished for more than 2 years. From 1 April 2023, this will increase to a 100% premium.

You can get council tax exemption for some unoccupied properties.