Class W - Annexes lived in by dependant relatives

If you live in a property split into more than one home and are a dependant relative of someone living in the other, you don't have to pay council tax.

The most common example of this type of property is a house with an annexe.

To qualify for this exemption, it must be your only or main home, and you must be one or more of the following:

You must also be related to the person that you depend on.

A dependent relative is defined as:

  • Spouse, man and woman living together as husband and wife, civil partner, partners of the same sex living together as civil partners
  • Parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grand parent
  • Child, grandchild, great-grandchild, great-great-grandchild
  • Brother, sister
  • Uncle, great-uncle, great-great-uncle
  • Aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt
  • Nephew, great-nephew, great-great-nephew
  • Niece, great- niece, great-great-niece

Relationships

For the purpose of this council tax exemption, we treat:

  • Relationship by marriage as a relationship by blood
  • A man and woman living together as husband and wife, as a married couple
  • Two partners of the same sex living together as civil partners, or as if they are civil partners, as relatives
  • A step child as your child

To apply for a council tax exemption

Print off and complete the pdf icon Class W exemption - annexes application form [143kb] and send the form to us.

 
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