Other Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Second homes discount

From 1st April 2013 no reduction is given on second homes.

Empty property discount

From 1st April 2016 discounts for empty homes that are either furnished or unfurnished have been withdrawn. Properties which remain empty and unfurnished for two years will be charged an additional 50 per cent Empty Property Premium.

Properties requiring/undergoing structural alterations/repairs

From 1st April 2013 there is a new discount class for properties that require or are undergoing structural alterations or major repairs. Properties that fall into this class will receive a 20 per cent discount for a maximum of 12 months.