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Different types of council tax discounts and exemptions

Properties unfit for habitation, or under planning restrictions, demolition orders or compulsory purchase orders

You can apply for an exemption from council tax for properties where occupation is forbidden by law. 

This includes homes which are:

  • Unfit for human habitation (by the council's Environmental Services)
  • Subject to planning restrictions which prohibit occupation
  • Subject to demolition orders
  • Subject to compulsory purchase orders

There is no time limit to this exemption.

If the property becomes illegally inhabited, e.g. by squatters, then the squatters will be liable to pay council tax.