An exemption from paying Council Tax, where a new or existing property is:
You need to apply for an exemption, it will not automatically be granted when the property is unoccupied.
You can apply at any time, but there is a statutory limit of a maximum of 6 months that this exemption can last. This means that if you have become liable for a property which has previously been unoccupied, the period of exemption which can be given may be less than 6 months.
We need to know who is responsible for Council Tax for the property:
Acceptable proof of alternative residence:
We also need proof that the property is unfurnished, for example, the receipt from removal/storage company or an advert/schedule stating the property is unfurnished.
We can periodically review all exemptions and discounts to check that the award is still correct.
To apply for this Exemption. please complete our Application form. Please also see our Privacy Statement. If you require further information on this exemption, please complete our Enquiry form.