Empty and Second Homes

Empty Property

A dwelling which is vacant- unoccupied and substantially unfurnished will be entitled to a 100% discount for one month only, thereafter full council tax will become payable.

Properties that need or are undergoing major repair work or structural alterations can receive a 50% discount for up to 12 months, thereafter full council tax will become payable.

Properties that have been empty and unfurnished for a period of 2 years or more will be charged an additional 50% empty homes premium. This means that you will be required to pay 150% of the council tax that has been set for the band which your property falls into.

If you would like to apply for a property discount please email revenues@hartlepool.gov.uk

Second Home

A property that is furnished but is no-one's sole or main residence. Second Homes do not receive any council tax discount. However, if you have a second home because of your job, you may be entitled to a 50% discount

If you would like to apply for a reduction please complete the Second Home -Job Related Application Form