If a property is exempt it means there is no Council Tax to pay on it.
A property can be exempt for a fixed period or it can be exempt indefinitely. The length of time a property is exempt depends on the reason for the exemption.
An occupied property can be exempt from Council Tax. This is called an occupied property exemption. A property will qualify for an occupied property exemption as long as it is occupied by (or in some cases intended to be occupied by) certain groups of people.
An unoccupied property can be exempt from Council Tax. This is called an empty property exemption. For the period of the exemption the owner, or the tenant in some cases, doesn't have to pay Council Tax.
You can get more information on the various classes of exemption by clicking on the tabs below. To apply for a specific exemption, click on the exemption class heading to download a form.
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