In the UK, council tax is levied by local authorities on properties within their area.
If you own an empty property, you may be required to pay council tax on it. However, there are certain circumstances under which you may be able to avoid paying council tax on an empty property:
It is important to note that these exemptions and discounts may vary depending on the local authority. You should check with the local authority to see what exemptions and discounts are available in the area.
In order to apply for an exemption or discount, you will need to provide evidence to support the claim. This may include documents such as a letter from a hospital or nursing home, a letter from the armed forces, or a copy of the probate documents.
If you are unable to get an exemption or discount and you are unable to pay the council tax, you may be able to get a council tax reduction. This is a reduction in the amount of council tax that you are required to pay based on the income and circumstances. To apply for a council tax reduction, you will need to contact the local authority.
In summary, there are several ways in which you may be able to avoid paying council tax on an empty property in the UK. These include exemptions for certain types of properties, discounts for properties that are undergoing major repairs or renovations, and reductions for those who are unable to pay their council tax. It is important to check with the local authority to see what exemptions and discounts are available in the area and to provide evidence to support the claim.
Need insurance on empty residential property? Insuristic can help, check out these pages for more information:
Hi, I'm Rob, CEO and Founder of Insuristic. My mission is to make insurance easier to understand and buy online.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) which demonstrates I have a solid technical understanding of Insurance and have committed to continuous professional development. I am also a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and hold the a Chartered Insurance Broker status.
Over the last 27 years, I have worked for insurers, insurance brokers and insurance technology businesses, specialising in product, sales and marketing.
You can find out more about me on my author page.
Follow me on Social
Insuristic Limited (No: 13926650), is an Appointed Representative of SJL (Worcester) Ltd, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with the reference number 763599. This can be checked by visiting https://register.fca.org.uk/s/. Insuristic is a registered trademark. ©Copyright 2023 Insuristic Limited. All Rights Reserved.