Deceased person

An empty property may be exempt if the person who is liable for paying the Council Tax bill has died and probate (the legal right to deal with a deceased person's property) or letters of administration have not been granted.

This exemption will end six months after you've been granted probate, or if the property is sold, transferred or occupied.

If the property is jointly owned and only one of the owners has died, the property will not be exempt.

Apply for an empty property exemption