Council Tax Exemptions

Council Tax Exemptions

The following types of properties are exempt from council tax:

  • Unoccupied dwellings owned and last used by a charity. (Exempt for up to six months).
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by people in prison. 
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by long stay hospital patients or permanent residents in a home.
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by deceased persons where grant of probate or letters of administration have not yet been granted.
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by deceased persons where grant of probate or letters of administration have been granted. (Exempt for up to six months).
  • Dwellings where occupation is prohibited by law.
  • Dwellings held vacant for a Minister of Religion.
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by persons receiving care.
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by persons providing care.
  • Dwellings left unoccupied by students.
  • Unoccupied dwellings repossessed by a mortgage lender.
  • Student Halls of Residence.
  • Dwellings occupied wholly by students.
  • Dwellings owned by the Ministry of Defence.
  • Dwellings wholly occupied by Visiting Forces and their dependants.
  • Unoccupied dwellings in the possession of a Trustee in Bankruptcy.
  • Caravan Pitch and Mooring not occupied by a caravan or boat as the case may be.
  • Dwellings occupied only by person(s) under 18.
  • An unoccupied dwelling which is an annexe to another dwelling which can not be let separately because of Planning permission.
  • Dwellings occupied by person(s) who are severely mentally impaired.
  • Dwellings occupied by Diplomats.
  • Annexes/Granny flats occupied by elderly or infirm dependant relative(s).

The above classes are only a broad summary of the legislation.  Within each class there may be a number of conditions which have to be met before the exemption is satisfied. 

Please call Fylde direct on 01253 658658 for more information on how to apply.