Council Tax Premium on Long-term Empty Properties

Closes 30 Oct 2020

Opened 18 Sep 2020


Regulations allow for a 100% Council Tax premium to be charged on long-term empty properties resulting in a total charge of 200%. (A long-term empty property is one that is unfurnished and unoccupied for a period exceeding one year.)

On 9th March 2016, Members resolved to introduce a Council Tax premium of 50%, effective from 1st April 2017, on long-term empty properties, resulting in a total Council Tax charge of 150%. 

Why We Are Consulting

Powys County Council is keen to understand:

  • why properties are left empty for long periods of time
  • the benefits of fewer empty properties within local communities
  • what impact increasing the premium may have on numbers of long-term empty properties.

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

The results will help the Council determine the appropriate premium charge on long-term empty properties.


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