A home is exempt from Council Tax when it is lived in only by students, certain partners or dependants, or school leavers, either as their permanent home or as their term-time home.
A home will also be exempt when it is left empty during vacations as long as it is intended that only students, or their non-British dependants, or school leavers, will live in it next term.
A property will remain exempt if left empty during vacations, as long as the occupants will be returning to the property and continuing on the same course of education on their return. If a student finished a course, and starts a new course the following term, they will not be exempt from Council Tax liability for the interim period.
You must tell us about any changes that may affect the exemption, such as when someone who is not a student moves in.
To qualify for an exemption, students must be in one of the following groups:
To qualify for an exemption, partners or dependants of students must be:
To qualify for an exemption, school leavers must be under the age of 20 and have finished a qualifying or full time course of education between 30 April and 1 November. We will count them as school leavers until 1 November following the end of their course. If they reach the age of 20 before 1 November we will count them as school leavers up until their birthday.
This form is for new applications only.
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Up to: Council Tax exemptions
Updated: 15 July 2020