Apply for an empty property discount

In Ealing, you do not need to pay council tax for the first 14 days a property becomes unoccupied and unfurnished.

Before you start

  • If you have purchased a property that has already been unoccupied and unfurnished, you will not be able to get a new 14-day discount. You will only be able to get a discount on any days left within the initial 14 days.
  • If the property has already been unoccupied and unfurnished for more than 14 days, then you will not be able to get a discount.
  • Some properties that become unoccupied may be exempt from council tax for longer periods of time. Please check the exemptions for unoccupied properties  before you complete this form.

You will need

  • Council tax account number

Uploading supporting documents

We may ask you to upload some documents.  

  • Accepted file types: Word (docx), Acrobat (pdf), Excel (xlsx), Plain text (txt)
  • Zip files can't be uploaded
  • We also accept photos taken on phones and tablets and the following image file types - jpeg, gif, png
  • There is a maximum individual file size per document of 50MB

What happens next

We aim to give you an answer within 10 working days. Please check My Account for updates.

We will either reduce the bill or let you know why we can’t.

This form should take approximately five minutes to complete.

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