Properties exempt from council tax

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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