Second home discount
If you are responsible for Council Tax on two furnished homes and one of them is not your main home you may be entitled to a discount on your council tax bill.
If your second home is empty and furnished we can offer you a 10% discount on your council tax bill. However, this discount will no longer be available from 1 April 2013.
If you are required to occupy either property as a condition of your employment where it is specified as part of your employment contract we may be able to grant you a 50% discount. Please tell us your full circumstances and this discount will be considered. This may also apply to members of the armed forces.
If your second home is empty and unfurnished you may be entitled to an exemption for 6 months from the date the property became empty and unfurnished. After 6 months the exemption expires and the full council tax becomes payable.
Changes from 1 April 2013
If your second home is empty and furnished, you will no longer be eligible for a 10% discount from 1 April.