Moving To Provide Or Receive Care

If you leave your property to provide care for others, or if you leave your property to receive care, you could be exempt from Council Tax

Council Tax is normally payable on unoccupied properties. However there are some exemptions as follows:

If you move elsewhere to provide care

If you leave your home to care for someone due to old age, disability, illness, alcohol or drug dependency or mental illness then your property is exempt from Council Tax. Your property may be left furnished and is exempt from Council Tax until sold or the tenancy ends, providing it remains unoccupied.

The property of the person you move to care for

If the person you move to care for is already entitled to a 25% sole occupancy discount, they will not automatically lose their discount if you move in to care for them.

If you move elsewhere to receive care

Your former home is exempt from Council Tax. This applies regardless of whether you move to a care home, hospital or to someone else’s house to be looked after. Your former home may be left furnished and is exempt from Council Tax until sold or the tenancy ends, providing it remains unoccupied.

 

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