Council Tax Discount - Flooding due to adverse weather
If you are a householder whose house has been flooded due to adverse weather and as a consequence you have had to move out of the property you could be entitled to this discount.
When applied alongside any appropriate unoccupied property discount it will provide a cumulative 100% discount from Council Tax for the householder for a period of up to 6 months.
To obtain the discount the following criteria must be met:
1. The property has been flooded in whole or part as a result of adverse weather conditions
2. The property became unoccupied because of the flood
The discount will commence on the day the property met this criteria and will continue for 6 months or until the property became reoccupied whichever comes sooner.
The discount is for the impact of flooding from adverse weather conditions and not, for instance, from the failure of a water main, internal water system or the failure of a sewerage system (unless the failure itself was caused by adverse weather).
You can also contact the Council Tax Department by email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01799 510510.