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Empty Property Owned by a Charity

If you are a registered charity that owns an unoccupied property, you may be exempt from Council Tax.

The exemption applies for a maximum period of six months. This depends on the date the furnished or unfurnished property became unoccupied.

The previous occupier of the property must fit the aims of the charity; please provide a list of the charity's objectives to verify this. If you believe your charity is eligible then please read and complete our  Class B Application (PDF) [496KB] . Please return the form by email: or by post.

Change in Circumstances

If you qualify for the Council Tax exemption you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.  Keep us informed of changes on or by calling 01775 761161.