Council Tax Reform April 2013

Long Term Empty Properties

If your property has been empty for more than two years then from April 2013, it will be subject to an additional 50% premium in Council Tax and 150% of the Council Tax bill will be charged.

If your property has become occupied, please inform us as soon as possible. 

These changes are taking place at the same time as many welfare reform changes and we expect our telephone lines to be exceptionally busy.  You can e-mail your enquiries to us and we aim to respond within one working day. Contact us on

If you wish to apply for a Council Tax discount, forms are available to download or by request.