Increasing council tax payments on empty properties
To increase the council tax charge on empty properties.
Currently Herefordshire Council imposes a 50% premium council tax charge on unfurnished property empty for more than two years. This premium is proposed to increase to 100% from 1 April 2019. This is to encourage returning empty properties back into occupation.
Additionally it is proposed to increase the premium charge to 200% from 1 April 2020 if the property has been empty for more than five years and up to 300% from 1 April 2021 if the home has been empty for more than ten years.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/01/2019
Decision due: 26 February 2019 by Cabinet member finance and corporate services
Lead member: Cabinet member finance and corporate services
Lead director: Chief executive
Department: Corporate Support Centre
Contact: Josie Rushgrove, Head of corporate finance Email: email@example.com Tel: 01432 261867.
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