Class G - Occupation prohibited by law

If a property is unoccupied because it is illegal to live in it, you will not have to pay council tax on it.

This includes those properties where:

  • Planning consent specifically bans the use of the property as a home (for example, holiday chalets and caravans)
  • The property is subject to a closing or closure order (for example, properties that are unfit for human habitation, or that are closed at the request of the police)
  • Action has been taken to acquire the property using an Act of Parliament

The exemption stops if someone occupies the property illegally.

Exemption time limit

There is no time limit on this exemption. It remains active for as long as the dwelling is unoccupied and the ban stays in place.

To apply for a class G exemption

Complete the online Council tax exemptions and enquiry form.

You need to include:

  • The date it became illegal to live in the property
  • The reason why it became illegal to live in the property
  • Any relevant evidence, such as a copy of a prohibition order
 
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Council tax - billing and collection
localtax@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 398912
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