1. Bringing properties back into use
Most home owners don’t want to leave their properties unoccupied and take steps to bring them back into use. It is, however, often a lack of funding that prevents refurbishment, so we offer a range of loans and grants to help.
Please note - If a property remains empty for two years an additional premium of 100% will apply, double the standard charge. This applies regardless of any change of ownership within this period.
From April 2020 an additional premium of 200% applies in respect of properties that remain empty for five years.
Premiums will be indicated on your council tax bill.
It might make financial sense to apply for a loan, so that works can be completed sooner, rather than paying long term empty council tax premiums.
For more information, please see our partner, Lendology's, empty homes page
Advice during the Covid-19 outbreak
If you are concerned about getting work carried out on your property and how to re let, please see the following guidance.