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Empty Homes

Requested on
Thu 6th March, 2014
Reference
FOI 4052
Resolution
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Question

can you provide me with answers to the following please under freedom of information?
how many vacant dwellings are there in your local authority area?
how many long-term vacants are there in your local authority area?
what level (%) of council tax does your council charge on second homes?
what level (%) of council tax does your council charge on long-term empty properties i.e. do you make use of the empty-homes premium or allow discounts?
do you intend to introduce the empty-homes premium on long-term empty homes in your area?

Answer

how many vacant dwellings are there in your local authority area? 1,147
how many long-term vacants are there in your local authority area? 648
what level (%) of council tax does your council charge on second homes? 100%
what level (%) of council tax does your council charge on long-term empty properties i.e. do you make use of the empty-homes premium or allow discounts? 100%
do you intend to introduce the empty-homes premium on long-term empty homes in your area? No

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