Council Tax discounts

You might be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax, or be exempt from paying Council Tax.

Homes with annexe

Annexes that are occupied by a relative of the person living in the main house or which are being used by the occupier of the main house as part of the main home will be able to apply for a 50% discount on the Council Tax payable on the annexe.

In order to qualify for this discount the following criteria must be met:

  • The annexe must be occupied by a relative of the person who lives in the main house. A term 'relative' refers to a parent, child, step child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandparent and grandchild. It also extends as far as great, great relations or
  • The resident of the main house uses the annexe as part of their main home and
  • The annexe must be within the grounds of the main house and does not necessarily have to be attached to the main house but must be included in the title deeds of the main house.


Please email (link sends email) to apply for this discount.

Other reductions

If you have a close relative who is over 65 years old that lives in the annexe and is either severely mentally impaired or substantially and permanently disabled, we may be able to give an exemption for Council Tax.  

If nobody lives in the annexe, and you cannot let it separately because of a planning restriction, it could also be exempt from Council Tax. 

If you think you are eligible for either of these exemptions, please email us.