Council Tax empty levy charge and exemptions

Second homes

There is no discount for:

  • second homes (furnished properties that are not used as a main residence)
  • holiday homes
  • properties left vacant
  • empty properties that require repair

In some instances, dependent on why the property is empty, we can grant an exemption from having to pay Council Tax.

Braintree Council has resolved that with effect from 1 April 2025, a premium of 100% will be added to all second home charges.

Council Tax

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 557755

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