Empty properties and second homes can be charged at different rates.
All unoccupied properties, whether or not they're furnished, are subject to 100% council tax for the first two years.
Furnished properties that have been unoccupied for over two years will remain subject to 100% council tax.
Unfurnished properties that have been unoccupied for over two years will be subject to 150% council tax. This is known as the Long Term Empty Property Premium.
In some circumstances, you may be eligible for a 50% discount if your second home is job related.
When you move into a property you should report changes affecting your council tax.
If you think you're entitled to this reduction but have not received it, contact us.
If any of your circumstances change that could alter how much you pay, you need to let us know as soon as possible. Financial penalties may apply if you pay less when you're not entitled to.