Council Tax - exemptions, discounts and increases (unoccupied properties)

Unoccupied property information

If a property is unoccupied - normally no one lives in it - there are exemptions and discounts of 10%, 50% or 100% available depending on why it is empty.

From 1 April 2019 properties that have been continuously unoccupied for 12 months or more may be subject to an empty property surcharge (200% Council Tax charge).

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

If you, or a member of your household is no longer entitled to a discount or exemption because circumstances have changed, please let us know.

However, if you also need to report a change to the number of people resident in your household, please see our Changes to your household page.