Unoccupied Property Council Tax Reductions

St Helens Council



You may receive a reduction to your council tax is you have a property that is unoccupied and falls within the guidelines stated. 


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

Additional Information

The most common types of unoccupied property exemptions or discounts from Council Tax are:

unoccupied and unfurnished (to be considered unfurnished the property must be empty of all movable items. White goods, curtains, blinds, carpets and built in wardrobes are not considered to be removable items).

undergoing structural repair, improvement or reconstruction (the property must be unfit to be lived in due to structural work)

the person who last lived there is now in a hospital, nursing home or residential care

the property is left empty by people receiving care elsewhere

the liable person is providing personal care

is on agricultural land and the last time it was occupied, it was used in connection with that land

the person who last occupied it is now in prison

the last occupier is now deceased

the property has been repossessed

the property is owned by a charity

the property is unoccupied awaiting religious occupation

the property is prohibited by law

an unoccupied pitch or mooring

second home discount i.e. if you have moved to a property for work purposes a 50% discount can be awarded on the property you have left

the property is an annex i.e. granny flat

the property is the responsibility of a charity

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