Empty property exemptions
If no one lives in a property and it’s unfurnished there is no charge for 1 month from the date the property became vacant.
Following the 1 month period Council Tax will be charged at 100%. The 1 month exempt period relates to the property and not an individual.
If a property is vacant and uninhabitable due to structural works or major repair a 50% discount may be awarded whilst the work is undertaken.
The discount applies for a maximum of 1 year, after which the full Council Tax becomes payable.
When applying online you will be asked to attach relevant documents and information. You will be given an application number so you can log back into complete the form.
If you require any further information email Counciltax@eppingforestdc.gov.uk.