In certain circumstances, you may be able to claim an exemption from paying council tax on your property.
If you submit a claim you will need to meet a number of conditions before we can apply an exemption.
An occupied property may qualify for an exemption if it meets one the criteria below:
An empty property may qualify for an exemption if it meets one of the criteria below:
If a an empty property does not meet any of the above criteria then, depending on how long it has been empty, it may be liable to addition charges – for more information see Long-term empty properties.
If you receive a discount or exemption, but experience a change in circumstances that may affect your entitlement, then you must let our council tax team know immediately – please complete our change of circumstances form.
Failure to provide this information to us within 21 days is a criminal offence and could lead to prosecution or a financial penalty being imposed.