If all residents in a property are classed as students - then the property may be exempt from Council Tax.
If a property has students and one non-student adult living there, students will not be counted for Council Tax purposes and the adult can claim a 25% discount on their bill.
However, if there are two or more non-student adults living in the property regardless of how many students also live there, a discount cannot be given.
Even if a discount is not applicable, a student’s status may still be relevant to the Council Tax bill in regards to liability, as they cannot be held jointly and severally liable for a charge except with other Students, Student Nurses, Apprentices and Youth Training Trainees and/or people who meet the Council Tax Discount Disregard category of being severely mentally impaired.
Download and complete this student discount/exemption form. This will need to be completed by the person applying for the discount and returned with a valid student certificate for each student claiming the discount.
You can scan the completed form along with the certificate and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or return it by post to the council offices.
Class N Exemption - This can be applied to an account meaning that it will be exempt from Council Tax - where everyone in the relevant property meets the criteria of being either:
If you think you may be entitled to a discount, you should contact the Revenues Team on email@example.com or call us on 03450 450 064
Payments need to be made as instructed on the most recently issued bill until the application has been assessed and verified. A new bill will then be issued with future instalments reduced or a refund raised for any overall credit remaining, as long as there are no other debts outstanding with us.
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