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Council tax discounts

Annexe properties

With effect from 1 April 2014, occupied annexe properties could receive a 50% discount.

The criteria for the annexe discount are:

  • the annexe must form part of a single property which includes at least one other property, ie the annexe must be within the grounds of the main house (not necessarily attached) and must be included in the title deeds of the main house and not registered separately

and either:

  • the annexe is being used by the resident of the main house, as part of their main home, or

  • the annexe is lived in by a relative of the person who lives in the main house. For this purpose a relative is defined as 'a partner, parent, child, step child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew and niece (which can also include other relatives, for example great-grandparents)

This additional discount would be applicable after other discounts have been awarded (for example after single person discount).

To make an application for this discount, please email or write to:

Council Tax Team,
Civic Offices,
St Nicholas Way,
SM1 1EA 

When applying, you will need your council tax account number, found at the top of your paper bill or displayed in your 'MyAccount' details if you have registered.