Completion Notices for New Properties
Council Tax Charge for New Properties
New properties, whether newly constructed or created by conversion, which are unoccupied and substantially unfurnished are exempt from Council Tax for three days, after which, full Council Tax applies. If the property remains unfurnished and unoccupied for two years, from that point onwards a 50% premium will also apply.
Whilst the property is awaiting a band value from the Valuation Office, you will be assigned a Council Tax account number. We will notify you what this is so that you can start to make payments if you wish. Any payments you do make will be offset against your bill once the property has been banded, thereby reducing future instalments.
If you sell or let the property, please notify us so that we can close your account.