Richmondshire District Council

Discounts for flooded properties

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.

Council tax

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 ie 100 percent discount.

Business rates

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:


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