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