If your unoccupied property meets the specified criteria, you might be eligible for a reduction in your council tax.
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Exemptions and discounts from Council Tax for unoccupied properties may be provided for properties:
- That are unoccupied and unfurnished (unfurnished status involves the property being vacant of all movable items, with exceptions for non-removable items like white goods, curtains, blinds, carpets, and built-in wardrobes).
- That are undergoing structural repair, improvement, or reconstruction (property must be uninhabitable due to structural work).
- Where the last resident is in a hospital, nursing home, or residential care.
- That are left vacant due to care received elsewhere.
- Where the liable person is providing personal care.
- Situated on agricultural land, historically used in connection with that land.
- Where the last occupant is incarcerated.
- Where the last occupier has passed away.
- That have been repossessed.
- That are owned by a charity.
- That are awaiting religious occupation.
- That are prohibited by law from being occupied.
- That are an unoccupied pitch or mooring.
- Second home discount (50% discount if you've moved for work purposes).
- Property functions as an annex (e.g., granny flat).
- Property is under the responsibility of a charity.