A resident who is dependent on a relative living in a separate unit within a single property may be exempt from Council Tax.
Who can apply for the annexe occupied by a dependent relative exemption?
You can apply for the annexe occupied by a dependent relative exemption for dwellings which are the sole or main residence of someone who is dependent on a relative living in a separate unit within a single property.
‘Dependent’ and ‘Relative’ are clearly defined and a person must fulfil both criteria before we can grant the exemption.
What qualifies as ‘dependent’ and ‘relative’?
- aged 65 years or more, or
- severely cognitively impaired (he/she has a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent), or
- substantially and permanently disabled (whether by illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise).
- she / he is the spouse of that person, or
- she / he is that person’s parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, great-grandparent, great-grandchild, great-uncle, great-aunt, great-nephew or great-niece, or
- she / he is that person’s great-great-grandparent, great-great-grandchild, great-great-uncle, great-great-aunt, great-great-nephew or great-great-niece
How to I apply?
Please print out, complete and return the form below to the address at the top of the form.
What happens if I qualify?
We will send you an adjusted bill showing the appropriate reduction within 10 working days of receipt of your documents.