Melton Borough Council

Landlord Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Furnished and Unfurnished lets

As from 1 April 2019 once a property becomes unoccupied, a 100% charge will be levied against the person entitled to possession (prior to 1st April 2019 when the policy was changed, the maximum period was 30 days).

Any discount awarded under the rules that applied in the financial year 2018/19 will cease on 31 March 2019 regardless of whether the 30 day empty period has elapsed or not.

The Council meeting of 13 February 2019 resolved to amend the Premium charges to be applied to properties that have remained empty and unfurnished, as shown below :-
100% extra (for properties empty for 2-5 years) from 1st April 2019
200% extra (for properties empty for 5-10 years) from 1st April 2020
300% extra (for properties empty for 10+ years) from 1st April 2021

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