Disability banding reduction

Reduction of council tax on adapted properties

If a property has been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled person, a reduction in council tax may be applied for by completing this form:

To qualify for a reduction the property must also have at least one of these:

  • a room, other than bathroom, kitchen or lavatory, which is specifically for and used by the disabled person (eg a room set aside for kidney dialysis)

  • an extra bathroom or extra kitchen which is necessary to  meet the needs of the disabled person

  • enough floor space to use a wheelchair. The disabled person must need to use the wheelchair indoors.

Please note: applications must be made by the council taxpayer.

The person qualifying for this does not have to be:

  • the person liable for council tax

  • registered disabled

  • over 18 years old

Disability banding reduction only applies if the property has been adapted as a result of a person's disability.

If an adapted property qualifies, the discount is equivalent to lowering the council tax by one band (eg if the property is Band D it will be charged as if it was Band C).

If the property is Band A (the lowest council tax band), it will be charged at a rate equivalent to 5/9ths that of a Band D property.

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