Council Tax - discounts for properties

2nd home

Claims for before 1 April 2017

You may be eligible for a 10 per cent discount on Council Tax for a property which is:

  • No-one's sole or main residence
  • Furnished

You must be able to prove it is lived in for at least 25 days during any period of 12 months.

Claims for after 1 April 2017

If the 2nd home status is for a period on or after 1 April 2017, no discount will be available.

After this date, you will still need to tell us the status of your 2nd home using our forms to let us know if your property is occupied for more or less than 25 days a year.

A second home is a property which is no one's sole or main residence, but which is furnished and lived in for 25 days or more during the previous 12 months. If your property was not lived in for at least 25 days in the last 12 months, then it is required to be classified as an unoccupied property rather than as a second home.

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