Properties exempt from council tax

Planned maintenance

We're making essential updates between 1.00pm on 13 October and 12.00 noon on 14 October. Unfortunately, we'll be unable to take payments in person, via our website or by telephone during these times.

Some properties do not have to pay council tax; they are 'exempt from paying'.

Occupied properties

If a property is occupied solely by the following then it would be exempt from paying council tax:

  • the only people who live in your home are full time students
  • the only people living in the property are severely mentally impaired

Tell us if a 'change in circumstances' your property may no longer exempt and council tax will be payable. For example, if someone living in your home stops being a student, but remains at your address.  

Unoccupied properties

The discount which previously applied to empty and unfurnished properties ended in April 2014.

If a property is undergoing major structural repairs or renovations, then a 50% may be available - contact our council tax team for more information.

Other council tax discounts

Find out more about other council tax discounts or contact our council tax team for help. 

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