Empty properties discount


Properties that are unoccupied and substantially unfurnished receive a discount of 100 percent for three months. The discount is for the property and starts when it becomes unoccupied and unfurnished and once the three months has expired it does not start again if there is a change in ownership/tenant.

Empty properties additional information

If the property is left empty for over 2 years it will be subject to a Council Tax Premium. This means that for these properties Council Tax will be 200% of the normal charge.

If the property you have left stays furnished the full amount is payable

There is no discount for a furnished second home.

While you are waiting for a decision about your discount request, you should carry on paying your monthly instalments when they are due.

When you do have a completion date for the sale of your property, you need to tell us about this.  

Please email us with full details to revenues@blackpool.gov.uk or telephone 01253 478741. Lines are open from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.  

Properties undergoing major structural repairs

Properties that are undergoing or require major structural alterations and are unoccupied and uninhabitable may qualify for a discount of 50%.

This scheme could possibly end on 31 March 2020.  

Retrospective claims will be considered with the relevant supporting evidence. You should contact the Council Tax team on 01253 478810 to discuss before a form can be supplied/completed.