Annexes, student halls and the armed forces
Discounts for annexes
An annexe will be exempt if it is separately banded for Council Tax but forms part of another property and a dependant relative is living in it as their main or only home.
A relative is classed as a dependant if they are:
- over the age of 65
- substantially or permanently disabled, or
- severely mentally impaired.
Unoccupied annexe that can’t be let separately
An annexe will be exempt if it:
- is unoccupied
- forms part of a single property, and
- can’t be let separately from the property without a breach of planning control.
Annexe occupied by students or persons under the age of 18
An annexe occupied only by full-time students or people under the age of 18 will be exempt.
A 50% discount will be given where:
- The dwelling is being used by a resident of the other dwelling/s, or
- It is the sole or main residence of a relative of the person who is liable or the Tax for the other dwelling/s.
Relative: Great-great-niece/nephew/uncle/aunt, including relationships by marriage, step-relationships/ partners/civil partners.
Exemptions for students halls and armed forces:Some types of properties do not need to pay Council Tax. These include:
- student halls of residence and houses lived in by full-time students only
- armed forces accommodation
- homes where everyone is under 18
Apply for a discount
Use our online form to apply for a discount. You will need to log in or create an account with us if you have not already done so. Within the form choose 'other discounts and exemptions'.