FOI Request - Long-Term Empty Homes

Request 101000413697

Please could you supply the below information to me in electronic format under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act? ‘Long-term empty homes’ refers to properties that have been unoccupied for 6 months or longer.

1. Has the council varied council tax on long-term empty homes in 2014/2015? If so, please could you provide details on
a) how much council tax was varied by (%)
b) what types of homes the variation was applied to
c) how many homes the variation was applied to (number and % of total longterm empty homes)?

2. Do you intend to apply a varied council tax on long-term empty homes in 2015/2016? If so, could you please provide details on
a) how much council tax will be varied by
b) what types of homes the variation will apply to
c) how many homes the variation will be applied to (number and % of total longterm empty homes)?

3. How many long-term empty homes are in your local authority area? Please provide the most recent figure available.

Response 07-03-2016

1. a) 50% increase

     b)All properties which were empty in excess of 12 months

     c) 725 100%

2.  a) 100% increase

      b) All properties which were empty in excess of 12 months

      c) 550 100%

3.  485

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