ImportantDue to the system processing for the new Council Tax bills for 2021/22 the Council Tax and Benefits Self Service will not be available from 6.30pm on Friday 5 March until 5pm on Thursday 11 March.  

Property left empty by someone who has moved out to provide care elsewhere

This applies to properties which have been left empty because the former occupant now resides elsewhere in order to provide care for someone else.

The type of care they are providing could relate to reasons of old age, disablement, illness, past/present drug abuse or a past/present mental disorder.
There is no time limit to this exemption. The carer's own property will continue to be regarded as their main residence until it is given up/ sold. The exemption will cease if/ when the carer returns to their home to take up residence again.

Evidence required

A letter stating:

  • your name and address
  • the name and address of the person that you are living with and caring for

How to apply

You need to apply in writing for this exemption.

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