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Welsh council launches consultation on council tax premiums

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Conwy County Borough Council has launched a new consultation on additional council tax premiums for both second homes or long-term empty homes in Conwy.

A long-term empty home is defined as a dwelling that is unoccupied and ‘substantially’ unfurnished for a continuous period of at least one year.

The proposals

The council had originally planned to charge a 50% council tax premium on long-term empty homes and second homes from April 2020. However, the plans were revoked.

Currently, the council continues to charge a council tax premium of 25% on both long-term empty properties and second homes.

Now the council is proposing to charge double this amount-a 50% premium on both categories as of 1st April 2021.

This will be subject to a review during 2021/2022.

Have your say

The consultation is inviting views on the proposed premium increase, and the NRLA will also submit a response to this consultation, which closes on 26th June. The results will be considered by the Task and Finish Group.

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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