In November 2018 the Government made some changes to council tax regulations regarding the empty property premium for those properties which have been empty and unfurnished for over 2 years. At Newcastle City Council on 9 January 2019 the following changes were approved:

 

  • From 1 April 2019 the council tax empty property premium for properties that have been empty over 2 years will increase from 50% to 100%
  • From 1 April 2020 the long-term empty premium for properties that have been empty between 2 and 5 years the premium can be 100% and for any properties over 5 years it can be up to 200%
  • From 1 April 2021 the long-term empty premium for properties that have been empty between 2 and 5 years the premium can be 100% and for any properties empty for between 5 and 10 years it can be up to 200% and any empty over 10 years the premium can be 300%

If you have a query about this, or another Council Tax query go to www.newcastle.gov.uk/ctaxenquiry or download this helpfulFAQ