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Frances Griffiths

East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 100% for up to 3 months.

Uninhabitable property – the current 100% exemption for up to 12 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 50% for up to 12 months.

Long Term empty property – currently you are charged 100% after 6 months. Instead the 100% will now be charged after 3 months & the Council will also add a 50% premium to those houses that have been continuously empty for 2 years.

Second homes – previously you got a 10% discount. From 1st April 2013 no discount will be given and if you have a second home it will be charged at 100%.