Council tax exemptions and premiums

Council tax and rent payments

We are aware that some council tax and rent payments made since 31 December 2021 are not yet showing on accounts. We are working with our system providers to make sure all payments show correctly on residents' accounts as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Empty properties

Empty property discounts apply for 1 month.

We charge a 50% premium for properties left empty and unfurnished for more than 2 years. This means owners will pay 150% of the full council tax.

This does not apply to:

  • empty properties of service personnel who have been posted away from home
  • empty annexes that are part of a person's sole or main residence

Second homes and furnished unoccupied properties do not get a discount. You must pay the full council tax rate for the property.

You can get: