West Berkshire Council

Empty Homes

Helping owners of empty homes bring them back into residential use

West Berkshire Council is currently offering financial assistance to owners of empty homes to help bring properties back into residential use - if you own such a property, you may be eligible for a flexible loan to bring empty properties back into habitable use or a low cost loan to bring empty homes back into use as affordable housing.

Please note that empty homes in West Berkshire are liable for Council Tax. 
A 28-day discount period in which owners were exempt from charge was in effect until 31 March 2016, but is no longer available.
Homes that have been empty for over two years are liable for an additional 50% premium on top of their Council Tax bill.


Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire's Private Sector Housing Officer

01635 519680