This reduction ensures that disabled people do not pay more tax on account of space needed because of a disability.
If your property is already in Band A, the amount of relief will be five ninths of Band D. In determining whether a reduction should apply, we will have to decide whether the extra feature is essential or of major importance to the disabled person's well-being by reason of the nature and extent of their disability.
Information for landlords of student properties If you are liable for the Council Tax as landlord but wish to claim a student exemption/discount because all or some of your tenants are students, you will need to contact us with the following details: You should also ask the students to provide you with a certificate of full time education which will be issued by their college or university.
We will not be able to apply any exemption or discount to your account until we receive all the necessary certificates.
If you would like to apply for this relief please complete the disability reduction application form and e-mail it back to us at [email protected]
Once the form is received we will arrange for an officer to visit your property to confirm that the qualifying criteria are met.
If you would like to apply for this exemption please email the details, including the date that the property became empty and unfurnished to [email protected]
Please provide a phone number in your e-mail, as part of our audit requirements it may be necessary for the our inspector to visit the property.
Students and landlords should contact the Council as soon as the students move into the property so they do not lose any entitlement to exemptions or discounts.
Back to the top of the page If you or someone that lives with you needs an extra room, bathroom, kitchen or space in your property to meet special needs arising from a disability, you may be entitled to a reduced Council Tax bill. The bill may be reduced to that of a property in the band immediately below the band shown on the valuation list.