Our council is currently looking at the different council tax discounts and exemptions we offer empty home owners. It would be really helpful to us in making a decision on any future changes if you would be able to tell me what your council currently offers empty home owners. Please either post a reply here or email me if you prefer at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
My questions are -
What length of exemption do you give an owner who has just acquired an empty home? - 1 month, 2 month, 3 month or 6 month exemption from council tax? (We currently give the first six month period 100% discount).
What Premium do you currently charge for homes empty two or more years? (eg 50%, 100% etc) We currently charge 50% Premium.
Uninhabitable exemption - we currently give a 100% exemption for one year. Do you do the same or have you reduced the percentage?
This would be really helpful to me if you are able to reply as soon as possible please? Thank you for any help you can give me.
Lynne Leach, South Lakeland District Council