Second Home Discount

Where a property you own or rent is not occupied as your main residence but is used as a second home (e.g. Holiday Home, to live closer to work etc.) in an intermittent way, a discount may be applicable.

Council Tax legislation defines a second home as 'a dwelling which is no one's sole or main residence, but which is furnished and in respect of which, during any period of 12 months, the person liable to pay the council tax that is chargeable can produce evidence to establish that it is lived in other than as a sole or main residence for at least 25 days during that period'.

To apply for a discount, please complete and return the application for second home discount form (pdf 108KB).

Alternatively, contact your Council Tax Team on 03456 08 12 01 who will help with your enquiry.

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