Council tax

Council tax exemption for properties left empty by patients in care

Council tax exemptions for properties left empty by patients in care

Apply for a council tax exemption for a property left empty by patients in hospitals and care homes if you're receiving a high level of care in a:

  • residential care home
  • nursing home
  • hospital
  • hostel

Apply for a council tax exemption for a property left empty by persons receiving care if you're receiving care in:

  • the home of a friend
  • the home of a relative
  • another residential address

You'll only be exempt from paying council tax if there is no intention for you to return to your property; no discounts are available during temporary respite care, if you're returning to your property.

Please send your completed form to The Council Tax Revenues Team.

Assistance for carers

Apply for a council tax exemption for a property left empty by persons providing care if your own home is empty because you are providing care at someone else's address.

Apply for a caring for disabled persons council tax discount if you provide care at an address you with a disabled person.

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Council Tax appointments

To get council tax advice in person at West Offices, you need to make an appointment.

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