Wealden District Council
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Council Tax Exemptions

Some dwellings are exempt from Council Tax. These include properties occupied only by students, only by people under 18, or by a severely mentally impaired person and vacant properties which:

  • are owned by a charity (exempt up to six months).
  • are left empty by someone who has gone into prison, or has moved to receive personal care in a hospital or elsewhere.
  • are left empty by someone who has moved in order to provide personal care to another person.
  • are waiting for probate or letters of administration to be granted (and for six months after the grant is made).
  • are repossessed by the mortgagee.
  • are the responsibility of a bankrupt’s trustee.
  • are empty because their occupation is forbidden by law.
  • are waiting to be occupied by a minister of religion.
  • are left empty by students.
  • vacant caravan pitches or boat moorings.
  • are the unoccupied annexe to an occupied dwelling, which is unable to be let separately.
  • are dwellings occupied by diplomats.
  • are granny annexes which are occupied by elderly or disabled relatives of the residents living in the rest of the property.