If your home includes features which are important to the well-being of a resident who is disabled, you may qualify for a reduction in your council tax.
This reduction tries to ensure that disabled people are not disadvantaged by having to pay more tax because of extra space needed.
Such features include:
Please note that the use of a private garage for a motor vehicle used by the disabled person is not one of the circumstances which qualifies for a reduction.
If your home is eligible, your bill will be reduced to that of a property in the valuation band immediately below your current one – for example, if your home is in Band C, your council tax bill will be reduced to the equivalent of a Band B dwelling. This will not however, affect the value of your home or its banding in the Valuation List.
If your home is in Band A, you may still qualify for a reduction if you satisfy the criteria. The reduction will be 1/9th of a Band D property.
Please contact our Council Tax team using the details below if you would like a paper copy of the application form.
If you disagree with the our decision, please email our Council Tax team using the details below, explaining what you object to and why.
For more details about valuation bands please see How much is my council tax.
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.