Wirral Council Tax Empty Properties
Updated: Aug 3
Have you an empty Wirral Property?
Wirral Borough Council from April 2020 increased the council tax payable on empty properties by 200%
From the 1st April 2021 that is to increase by 300%
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See details from Wirral Borough Councils website.
Long Term Empty Property Premium
The Government introduced an amendment to the legislation in November 2018 – The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018, which allows Councils to further increase the Council Tax premium on long term empty unfurnished properties from 1 April 2019 and subsequent years from 1 April 2020 and 1 April 2021, based on the length of time a property has been empty and unfurnished.
Wirral Council decided for the financial year 2020/21 to increase the premium charged on long term unfurnished empty properties from 100% to 200% for properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for more than five years. This will result in 300% Council Tax payable for properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for five years or more.
This increase will apply from 1 April 2020.
From 1 April 2020:
maximum of 100% premium - empty between 2-5 years (200% payable)
maximum of 200% premium - empty at least 5 years (300% payable)
The Act also allows Councils to increase the premium charge in further years, as follows:
Wirral Council has decided for the financial year 2021/22 to increase the premium charged on long term unfurnished empty properties from 200% to 300% for properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for at least 10 years. This will result in 400% Council Tax payable for properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for ten years or more.
From 1 April 2021 onwards:
maximum of 100% premium - empty between 2 - 5 years
maximum of 200% premium - empty at least 5 years but less than 10 years
maximum of 300% premium - empty at least 10 years
To ensure the Council Tax is correct, please inform the Council Tax office when your property is either, sold or let providing full details of the new tenants or owner.
Band Property values 2020-21 2021-22
A Up to £40,000 £1,263.72 £1327.50
B £40,001 - £52,000 £1,474.34. £1,548.74
C £52,001 - £68,000. £1,684.97. £1,769.99
D £68,001 - £88,000. £1,895.58. £1,991.24
E £88,001 - £120,000 £2,316.82 £2,433.74
F £120,001 - £160,000 £2,738.06 £2,876.23
G £160,001 - £320,000 £3,159.30 £3,318.74
H Over £320,000. £3,791.16 £3,982.48
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