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Council Tax exemptions, discounts and increases - 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.

Once this exemption ends, the property may be subject to an empty property surcharge (200% Council Tax charge), depending on how long it has been unoccupied.

For more details on empty property surcharge, click on the category in the related content which best describes the reason for the property being empty.