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Altered and Repaired Property

A reduction in Council Tax may be applicable if a property is vacant due to structural alteration or major repair work (structural or reconstruction work which would prevent occupation). In order to qualify for this reduction, one of the following conditions must be met:

  • Council Tax exemption may be awarded (for a maximum period of up to 12 months from the last day that the property was occupied) if an unoccupied property is undergoing or has undergone structural repairs, improvement, or has been reconstructed.
  • If you have become the owner of an unoccupied property which is undergoing or is in need of structural alteration or major repair work to make it habitable and it is over 12 months since the property was last occupied, a 50% discount may be awarded for a period of up to 6 months from the date of purchase

Please note: If structural alterations or major repair work continues, or the property remains unoccupied and unfurnished, beyond these exemption or discount periods, 10% discount may be awarded.

Evidence requirements: We may contact you to provide documentary evidence (such as builders receipts, etc) in support of your claim or with a view to arranging a visit to your property.

How to apply

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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