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Home Resident Council Tax Council Tax Premium Update

Council Tax Premium Update

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At the 16 December 2020 meeting, Conwy County Borough Council overturned the decision to charge a 50% Council Tax Premium for second homes and long-term empty homes from April 2021. This will be replaced with:

(i) continuing to charge 25% Council Tax Premium on second homes from 1 April 2021

(ii) charging a 50% Council Tax Premium on long-term empty homes from 1 April 2021

(iii) recommending a 50% Council Tax Premium on long-term empty homes and second homes from 1 April 2022 (with a review during 2021/2022)

These decisions were made under sections 12a and 12b of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as inserted by section 139 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.


Some properties can claim an exception from the Council Tax premiums:

Class 1 – properties being marketed for sale, with a time limit of 1 year

Class 2 – properties being marketed for let, with a time limit of 1 year

Class 3 – Annexes which are part of the main property

Class 4 – Properties which would be someone’s main residence if they were not living in armed forces accommodation

Class 5 – Occupied caravan pitches and boat moorings

Class 6 – Seasonal homes where year-round living is prohibited

Class 7 – Job-related homes

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