Richmondshire District Council will offer the following discounts from council tax and business rates for properties that have been flooded through a weather related incident.
A 100 percent locally defined discount if a property has been flooded (weather related) provided the occupants cannot live in the property.
For properties that have been flooded where the occupants are able to remain living at the property or are required to live at the property (for insurance purposes) - a 50 percent locally defined discount.
Furnished second homes are treated in the same way as for those properties that are someone’s sole or main residence i.e. 100 percent discount.
Where businesses are unable to trade we will award a locally defined discount of 100 percent.
Please note that for both council tax and business rates the following will apply:
- All discounts are for a maximum period of 12 months or less if either the property becomes habitable or full usage of the property is regained before the end of the 12 months.
- All discounts should where possible be evidenced with photographs. Applications for the discount should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Mercury House.
- The award of the discount is at the discretion of the Revenues, Benefits and Customer Services Manager (appeals policy will apply).
- Any properties still affected after 12 months will need to re-apply – any additional award to be looked at on a case by case basis.