Discounts and exemptions

Empty properties discount

There is a discount for unoccupied and substantially unfurnished homes.

The discount is reduced to 0% for 21 days, which means that the full council tax will be payable if the property remains empty after 21 days.

Similarly a 100% discount will be applied to a property that is undergoing (or requires) major repair work or is being structurally altered for a period of 21 days. The full council tax will be due after 21 days.

We will only award a discount when the position has been verified. It is therefore important to advise the council as soon as your property becomes empty.

Changes of ownership do not affect the discount period. If a property has already been granted a discount prior to its sale, and remains unoccupied and unfurnished after the sale, the new owner would not be entitled to claim a further discount.

Second homes and furnished properties which are not used as a sole or main residence are not eligible for a discount.

Email counciltax@hillingdon.gov.uk to apply for this discount.

Page last updated: 26 Sep 2019