A review of empty homes is being undertaken in partnership between Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.
We are required by law to maintain accurate Council Tax Records regarding all homes on our Council Tax systems. Each year all Councils must submit a report to the government, declaring the types of property it has in the area, including the number of empty homes.
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council have been asked to review all empty properties within the area. This allows us to evaluate the number of empty homes in our areas and determine whether the number has decreased from previous years. This review is key in supporting the government’s initiative to tackle the national shortfall in available housing.
In addition to this,Government legislation permits Local Authorities to apply an additional Council Tax premium for properties that have been empty for a period of two years or more. For us to ensure that you are paying the correct charge, please complete your declaration now via the contact details below.