Council Tax exemptions

Some homes are exempt from Council Tax, including properties occupied by:

  • Students
  • People under 18
  • People who are severely mentally impaired.

Other exemptions cover empty homes which are:

  • Unfurnished (exempt for up to six months)
  • Owned by a charity (exempt for up to six months)
  • Undergoing structural alteration or major repair (exempt for up to 12 months)
  • Empty agricultural properties
  • Left empty by someone who has moved in order to provide personal care to another person
  • Left empty by someone who has moved to receive personal care in a hospital or a home or elsewhere
  • Left empty by full time students
  • Unoccupied "Granny" annexes

Apply for exemption