This consultation ended 29/11/2023

The response to this consultation was considered by Councillors in the meeting of Cabinet on the 05/12/2023.

Council Tax Premiums applicable to Long Term Empty Properties and Second Homes in Ceredigion.

DECISION:

  1. On the matter of Council Tax Premiums applicable to Long Term Empty Properties, Cabinet recommends to Full Council that the existing 25% Council Tax Premium should increase, with effect from 01/04/24, to:
  2. a) 100% for Properties that have been Long Term Empty Properties for up to and including 5 years.
  3. b) 150% for Properties that have been Long Term Empty Properties for over 5 years and up to and including 10 years.
  4. c) 200% for Properties that have been Long Term Empty Properties for over 10 years.

with all time periods including the initial continuous period of 12 months for a dwelling to become defined as a ‘Long Term Empty Property’ by virtue of it being unoccupied and substantially unfurnished.

  1. On the matter of Council Tax Premiums applicable to Second Homes, Cabinet recommends to Full Council that the existing 25% Council Tax Premium should increase to:
  2. a) 100% to take effect from 01/04/24 and then
  3. b) 150% to take effect from 01/04/25.
  4. To recommend to Full Council that any potential financial considerations arising from the consideration of these recommendations should be dealt with as a separate matter at a separate future meeting after 14/12/23.