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Long term empty homes

Empty Homes Premium

From 1 April 2017, properties that have been unoccupied, and substantially unfurnished for two years or more, will be subject to a charge of 150 per cent. Periods of six weeks or less when the property is occupied/furnished are disregarded for the purposes of calculating the two-year period for the empty homes premium. 
The empty homes premium will not be charged to properties left empty for a specific purpose that have a specific statutory exemption, for example: 

  • when a person goes into care 
  • a property that would otherwise be the sole or main residence of a member of the armed services, who is absent from the property as a result of such service 
  • a dwelling that forms part of a single property being treated by a resident of that property as part of the main dwelling, ie. annexes

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