Class J - People providing care

If you leave your home unoccupied because you move to provide care for someone else, you will not have to pay council tax on it.

The exemption applies if:

  • The unoccupied property was your only or main home
  • You have moved to provide care for someone else because of their:
    • Old age
    • Disabilities
    • Illness (including alcohol or drug dependency)
    • Past or present mental disorder

You do not need to live in the same property as the person who needs care, but it is essential that you are better able to provide care from your new home than you could have done from the exempt dwelling.

Your absence from the exempt property needs to be fairly permanent.

Exemption time limit

There is no time limit on this exemption. It remains active for as long as your home is unoccupied and you are providing care elsewhere.

To apply for an exemption

Complete the online Council tax exemptions and enquiry form.

You need to include:

  • The name and address of the person for whom you are providing care
  • Why the person is in need of care (refer to the qualifying reasons above)
  • The date you moved out of your home
  • Your new address
 
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