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Empty homes and Council Tax charges.

If you own an empty property in Sandwell – please be aware that after two years you will be liable to pay an ‘Empty Homes Premium,’ on top of the normal Council Tax charge.


The extra charges for empty properties have actually been in place since 2013, but following changes to the law from November 2018, Sandwell has increased the charges made to the levels shown in the table below.

Empty Homes Premium

So more than ever, it is in your interests to make sure your property finds an occupier. For more details about Council Tax charges – please see our website at: