Empty properties

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Charges for unoccupied and unfurnished properties

  • For the 1st month a property receives a 100% discount
  • For the next 5 months a property receives a 25% discount
  • After 6 months a property is charged 100% and receives no further discount

Charges for uninhabitable properties

  • The first 12 months is charged with a 25% discount
  • After 12 months the charge increases to 100%
  • After 2 continuous years empty a property is then charged 150%

Charges for long term empty properties

  • Empty properties are charged 100% from the date they become empty
  • If the property is empty continuously for 2 years, will be charged an additional premium increasing the charge to 200%

    Further changes are due to be made to this additional premium over the next two years. From 1st April 2020, properties which have been empty for five years or more will be charged an additional premium of 200% and from 1st April 2021, properties which have been empty for ten years or more will be charged an additional premium of 300%. 

    Assistance with selling or letting long term empty properties can be obtained from the Council’s Empty Homes Officer on 0115 901 3826 or enquiries@gedling.gov.uk

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