Council Tax discounts

Property in need of major repairs

If your property is empty and requires major repair work to render it habitable or is undergoing structural alteration you may be entitled to claim a 50% discount for a maximum of 12 months.

Please note, the following repairs would not qualify for a discount:

  • skimming and plastering
  • bathroom and kitchen refits
  • main service re-connections
  • redecoration or wall tiling
  • electric rewire or gas fitting
  • damp proof courses
  • repointing, plastering and rendering
  • roof repairs i.e. tiles; slates and guttering
  • removing fireplaces
  • new windows and/or doors
  • internal joinery or floorboards
  • drives; paths; fences and garden work

You will be required to upload evidence to support your application e.g. surveyors report, schedule of works, invoices for work, estimates and photographs


Council Tax Team
Access Oldham
Level 4, Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UG
Tel 0161 770 6622