Decision details

Council Tax Charges on Empty Properties and Second Homes Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve amendments to the policy for council tax charges on long term empty properties and second homes.


1.     That an increase in the amount of council tax premium charged for long-term empty properties with effect from 1 April 2019, subject to permissive legislation being finalised and the outcome of consultation be approved.


2       That an amendment of the Council Tax Discretionary Relief policy with effect from 1 April 2019 to reduce or remove the empty property premium in certain cases be approved.


Report author: Karen Hampshire

Publication date: 02/10/2018

Date of decision: 02/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 02/10/2018 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Effective from: 09/10/2018

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