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Council Tax exemptions and discounts - unoccupied properties

When a person has died

If the property is unoccupied because the occupier has died, as long as the property is owned by the deceased person’s estate, the Council Tax bill can be reduced by 100% if the executor is waiting on confirmation being granted by the Sheriff Court.

If the property is unoccupied because the occupier has died, as long as the property is owned by the deceased person’s estate, the Council Tax bill can be reduced by 100% for up to 6 months following the person’s death or after the Sheriff Court has granted confirmation.

If the property remains unoccupied 6 months after confirmation has been granted by the Sheriff Court the Council Tax bill can be reduced by 10%. This will not reduce your water and waste water charges.