Discounts and exemptions for empty properties
There’s usually no Council Tax discount for empty properties, properties in need of or undergoing structural renovations, or second homes.
Last occupier has died
You may get an exemption if a property was left unoccupied because the last council taxpayer died. This means you may not have to pay Council Tax on their empty property from the date of their death until six months after probate or letters of administration have been granted, unless the property was rented.
Living somewhere else for care or education
If you are the owner or tenant of an empty property and have moved somewhere else for education or to give or receive care, you may be able to get an exemption.
Living somewhere else for work
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a discount if you own or rent a property that you have moved out from to live at another address for work.