Properties exempt from council tax

Some properties are exempt from paying council tax.

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

However, should there be a change in circumstances, for example someone living in your home stops being a student but remains at your address, then your home is no longer exempt and the council tax becomes payable.

Unoccupied properties

The discount which previously applied to properties that were empty and unfurnished ended on the 1 April 2014. As from that date, a 100% charge will apply.

If a property is undergoing major structural repairs or renovations, then a 50% may be available. Please contact the Council Tax team for more information

Other discounts

If you would like to know about other discounts that are available, you can go to the Council Tax discount page or contact the Council Tax team. 

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