I have read an article stating that the Government have given local authorities the right to start changing council tax on empty properties.
Philip Hammond stated “It can’t be right to leave property empty when so many are desperate for a place to live”
We all know this is a load of crap. It is another way to generate money for a starving government.
I don’t know about the rest of the country but around here landlords want rent money and if a property is empty it is usually because it is going through renovation and sometime this can take months.
Here is the article http://www.financialreporter.co.uk/finance-news/empty-properties-to-face-100-council-tax-premium.html