Increasing the Council Tax on empty properties

Home » Newsroom » Increasing the Council Tax on empty properties
cwac_c_logo

Cheshire West and Chester Council has this week launched a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the Council Tax premium charged to the owners of empty properties that have been vacant for over two years.

The consultation is open until 24 October.

Council Tax empty homes premium consultation

The Council is proposing to increase the Council Tax premium charged to properties that have been empty and largely unfurnished for more than two years from 50 per cent to 100 per cent with effect from 1 April 2019. We believe this will help to increase the amount of available housing stock in the borough and help us meet the target set out in our Empty Homes Strategy to bring 900 empty homes back into use over a five year period to 2021.

We would like to know what you think about the proposal to double the Council Tax empty homes premium, as well as your views on other potential changes that could be made in the future.

How to share your views

The consultation is open from 1 August 2018 to 24 October 2018. You can respond to the consultation using the link to the online survey by clicking here

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Mr Dee And Wife
Tue 16 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 361

Well after a long day working at the hairdressers on Saturday a Sri Lankan takeaway from the Manor house (previously known as Jessops) was just what I needed, and it was delicious. Not knowing much about the cuisine and had never previously eaten any I was intrigued to give it a try. It turns out that Sri Lankan cuisine has been formed over the years from many different factors...

Richard Chaplin Conservation Area utf 8 q conservation_area_display_numbered
Sat 13 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 354

Unlike many or our neighbouring villages, Tarvin has had no maps on display of our historic village centre Conservation Area. Tarvin Civic Trust thought that posting a display somewhere in the village centre might fit the bill. We considered display boards of all shapes and sizes but where would we put them? Then we lit on the idea of posting a display on the back window of the bus shelter...

Poppy1
Mon 15 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 221

The poppy making workshop at Tarvin Methodist church was such a success that it is being repeated next Saturday October 20th from 10am until noon.If you would like to take part in producing the stock of poppies needed for the display in November then please come along. You will be assured of a morning full of fun, lots of chat and laughter and also with an end product you will...