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Home Resident Council Tax Council Tax Premium Update

Council Tax Premium Update


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Notice is hereby given that Conwy County Borough Council, at its meeting on 23rd January 2020 in accordance with section 12a and 12b of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as inserted by section 139 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, made the following determinations:

That the decision to charge a 50% Council Tax Premium for both Second Homes and Long-Term Empty Homes from April 2020 be revoked and replaced with:

(i) a continuation to charge 25% Council Tax Premium on both Long-Term Empty Homes and Second Homes from 1 April 2020; and

(ii) to recommend a level of 50% Council Tax Premium on Long-Term Empty Homes and Second Homes from 1 April 2021 (subject to review during 2021/2022).

Please refer to the table below for guidance on the exceptions:


Classes of DwellingsDefinitionApplication
Class 1 Dwellings being marketed for sale – time – limited for one year Long-Term Empty Homes and Second Homes
Class 2 Dwellings being marketed for let – time- limited for one year
Class 3 Annexes forming part of, or being treated as part of, the main dwelling
Class 4 Dwellings which would be someone’s sole or main residence if they were not residing in armed forces accommodation
Class 5 Occupied caravan pitches and boat moorings Second Homes
Class 6 Seasonal homes where year-round occupation is prohibited
Class 7 Job-related dwellings


For further information , email counciltax@conwy.gov.uk

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