Empty homes

Owners of long term empty homes are subject to Premium Council Tax rate.

An empty home costs you money - and more money than you think.

You still need to pay Council Tax on the property, then there are insurance and maintenance costs and money for repairs.

Homes that are empty for two years or more are subject to Premium Council Tax rate.

In some cases, a property that has been empty for two to five years will be liable to an additional premium of 100 percent (double usual rate).

Properties empty for five or more years face an additional premium of 200 percent (treble usual rate), which stays in place until the premises are reoccupied.

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