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Empty properties

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Charges for unoccupied and unfurnished properties

  • For the 1st month a property receives a 100% discount
  • For the next 5 months a property receives a 25% discount
  • After 6 months a property is charged 100% and receives no further discount

Charges for uninhabitable properties

  • The first 12 months is charged with a 25% discount
  • After 12 months the charge increases to 100%
  • After 2 continuous years empty a property is then charged 200%
  • After 5 continuous years empty a property is then charged 300%
  • After 10 continuous years empty a property is then charged 400%

Charges for long term empty properties

 

  • Long term empty properties are charged 100%, these are properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for 6 months or longer.
  • Long term empty properties that have been left empty for two years or more will be charged an additional premium on top of the full Council Tax charge:
    • Properties empty between two and five years, the charge is 200%
    • Properties empty five year or more, the charge is 300%
    • Properties empty ten year or more, the charge is 400%

Assistance with selling or letting long term empty properties can be obtained from the Council’s Empty Homes Officer on 0115 901 3826 or enquiries@gedling.gov.uk

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