Rossendale Unoccupied Property Council Tax Reductions

Rossendale Council



If your unoccupied property meets the specified criteria, you might be eligible for a reduction in your council tax.


Available In
  • Rossendale
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
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Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

Exemptions and discounts from Council Tax for unoccupied properties may be provided for properties:

  1. 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).
  2. That are undergoing structural repair, improvement, or reconstruction (property must be uninhabitable due to structural work).
  3. Where the last resident is in a hospital, nursing home, or residential care.
  4. That are left vacant due to care received elsewhere.
  5. Where the liable person is providing personal care.
  6. Situated on agricultural land, historically used in connection with that land.
  7. Where the last occupant is incarcerated.
  8. Where the last occupier has passed away.
  9. That have been repossessed.
  10. That are owned by a charity.
  11. That are awaiting religious occupation.
  12. That are prohibited by law from being occupied.
  13. That are an unoccupied pitch or mooring.
  14. Second home discount (50% discount if you've moved for work purposes).
  15. Property functions as an annex (e.g., granny flat).
  16. Property is under the responsibility of a charity.

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