Legal or financial issues

There are a number of exemptions available for properties which are unoccupied because the liable person is prevented from occupying it.

If you think you may be entitled to a discount, you should contact the Revenues Team on or call us on 03450 450 064

  • A property left unoccupied by the liable person who has now been detained in prison or under the Mental Health Act 1983 (this doesn't include people detained for non-payment of fines or Council Tax, or in Police Custody before a first court appearance). Please notify us of someone being detained.
  • An unoccupied property which has been repossessed by a Mortgage Lender.
  • An unoccupied property for which the liable party has been made bankrupt, and the liable person is now a Trustee in Bankruptcy.
  • A dwelling which has a planning restriction which does not allow it to be let out separately from another dwelling in the same grounds.
  • A property which has a legal restriction preventing it from being occupied.

You will need to continue to pay your council tax as per your instalments until a discount or exemption is granted.

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