Issue - decisions

Council Tax – Long Term Empty Property Premiums

18/10/2018 - Council Tax – Long Term Empty Property Premiums

1)       That, subject to the relevant legislation coming into force and subject to following any guidelines issued, Cabinet approves an additional 50% Council Tax premium on Long Term Empty properties longer than 2 years, raising the Council Tax to 200%, from 1 April 2019.

 

2)       That, subject to the relevant legislation coming into force and subject to following any guidelines issued, Cabinet approves an additional 100% Council Tax premium on Long Term Empty properties longer than 5 years, raising the Council Tax to 300%, from 1 April 2020.

 

3)       That, subject to the relevant legislation coming into force and subject to following any guidelines issued, Cabinet approves an additional 100% Council Tax premium on Long Term Empty properties longer than 10 years, raising the Council Tax to 400%, from 1 April 2021.

 

4)       That, subject to recommendations 1-3 being agreed, the Long Term Empty Premium will not apply where a property already subject to a Long Term Empty Premium changes ownership until a further 2 years has passed. At which time the 100% Long Term Empty Premium will apply and this will increase in line with normal progression of the Premium.