Empty properties and second homes

Empty properties

Empty properties including those that are uninhabitable are charged at the full rate of council tax with further premiums in addition to the base rate in the long-term:

  • 100% premium for 2 to 5 years
  • 200% premium for 5+ years

Second homes

Second homes are charged at the full rate of council tax.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.