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Annexe discount

Council Tax reduction

Annexes which are used by the occupier of the main house as part of the main home, or annexes which are occupied by a relative of the person living in the main house will be entitled to a 50 per cent reduction in the Council Tax payable on the annexe.

The 50 percent reduction is on top of any other discount you or your relative may be entitled to. For example, if your adult son is living in the annexe on his own. He will be liable for Council Tax and be entitled to a 25 percent single occupier discount and a 50 percent annexe discount.

The criteria for the annexe discount is:

And either:

If you think you might be entitled to this discount, complete our Application for Council Tax Reduction for Annexes (PDF 32kb).

When is an exemption possible?

Dependant relative living in an annexe

An annexe will be exempt (which means you don’t have to pay Council Tax) if it is separately banded for Council Tax but forms part of another property and a dependant relative is living in it as their main or only home.

A relative is classed as dependant if they are:

Unoccupied annexe that can’t be let separately

An annexe will be exempt (which means you don’t have to pay Council Tax) if it:

Annexe occupied by students or persons under the age of 18

An annexe occupied only by full-time students or people under the age of 18 will be exempt (which means you don’t have to pay Council Tax for the annexe).

If have any questions concerning either the discount or exemptions for an annexe please do not hesitate to email or phone 01795 417272.

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