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

AND

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).

OR

Icon for pdf Download a PDF of the Flooding Relief Application Form ► [45.68KB]

 

You can also contact the Council Tax Department by email at:

revenues@uttlesford.gov.uk or by phone on 01799 510510.