Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Council Tax for unoccupied and unfurnished properties

Council Tax for unoccupied and unfurnished properties

This discount applies if the properties are both unoccupied and unfurnished.

1) The maximum period for this discount is one calendar month.

2) This discount cannot be allowed if it has previously been awarded to the same  owner/occupier and the property has not been occupied for a minimum of 6 months since the last award was allowed. 

3) This discount cannot be allowed if it has previously been awarded to a different  owner/occupier and the property has not been occupied for a minimum 6 weeks since the last award was allowed. 

4) Unfurnished means there is insufficient furniture in the dwelling for a person to live there on a daily basis.

E.g. A furnished property would have adequate beds, storage facilities and seating within the property along with basic facilities to prepare and eat food. 

Download an unoccupied and unfurnished application form