Second homes

If you have a furnished property that you do not use as your only or main home, you will have to pay full council tax.

For council tax purposes, a second home is a property that someone owns or rents in addition to their main home. It is substantially furnished but is no one's main home.

If you have a second home, you will have to pay 100 per cent of the council tax on it.

For more details, see our Changes to council tax charges page.

Exceptions

There are a couple of exceptions to this rule.

Tied accommodation

If, under your terms and conditions of employment, you are contractually bound to live in a particular property provided by your employer, the discount is 50 per cent. Examples may include:

  • Publicans
  • Resident caretakers
  • Ministers of religion

Some Ministry of Defence personnel

Ministry of Defence personnel who own a property in the area, but are living in service accommodation - the discount is 50%.

The rules about what is, or is not, a second home can be complicated. If you would like to check if you you qualify for this discount, please call us using the contact details on this page.

 
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Contacts

Council tax - billing and collection
localtax@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 398912
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