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Council Tax exemptions and discounts - unoccupied properties

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Unoccupied and last used for agricultural purposes

If the property is unoccupied but is situated on agricultural land and was last used in connection with that land you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 100%.

Unoccupied and held for a minister of religion

If the property, such as a manse, is unoccupied and held by or on behalf of a religious body to be available for occupation by a minister of religion you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 100%.

Please contact us to apply for this exemption. 

Unoccupied and owned by a charity

If the property is unoccupied but was last occupied by a charitable body to further their charitable objectives you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 100%.

Unoccupied and held by a trustee in bankruptcy

If the property is unoccupied and title of the property has been transferred to a trustee in bankruptcy you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 100%.

Unoccupied and living in job-related accommodation

If the property in unoccupied because your job requires you to live in a tied property provided by your employer in order to do your job properly you may be able to reduce your Council Tax charge by 50%. This will not reduce your water and waste water charges.

Unoccupied and living in Armed Forces accommodation

If your property is unoccupied because you are a member of the armed forces and have had to leave in order to fulfil your duties you may be able to reduce your Council Tax charge by 50%. This will not reduce your water and waste water charges. 

Please contact us to apply for this discount.

Unoccupied purpose built holiday home

If the property is unoccupied because it is a purpose-built holiday home, such as a holiday chalet, you may be able to reduce your Council Tax charge by 50%. This will not reduce your water and waste water charges.

Council Tax and Benefits Call Centre

Address:

Benefits and Revenue Services
PO Box 3591,
Glasgow,
G73 9ED
Phone: 0303 123 1011
Email: Council Tax and Benefits Call Centre