You can be exempt from Council tax on a property 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.

To register for an exemption

Please contact us at or phone 01925 443210 lines are open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, charged at local rate. You can also visit Contact Warrington from: 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday