Reductions for disabled people
We offer a reduction in the Council Tax band of the property where a disabled person or persons live. For example, a band C home would become a band B. This is offered when the disabled person makes use of additional rooms to meet therapeutic or day-to-day needs. For disabled people living in a property in the lowest band, A, a reduction approximately equivalent to 10% will be given.
To qualify, the property needs to be one of the following:
- has a second bathroom or kitchen adapted from rooms available in the property, to meet the needs of the disabled person
- where a wheelchair is used indoors
- where a special room is required to meet the therapeutic needs of the disabled person
Vacating a property for care
If a person’s sole or main residence has changed to a care or nursing home and they have no intention to return to the property, reductions and exemptions may be available.
If only one person remains (over 18) then a 25% reduction can be claimed. If it leaves no residents at a property then a 100% Council Tax exemption can be awarded. If a person has been in hospital prior to going into a nursing/care home with no intention to return, the reduction can be backdated to the date they were admitted to hospital.