Council Tax - Exemption Request
A temporary exemption used to apply to unoccupied and unfurnished properties requiring or undergoing major repair works to render them habitable, or undergoing structural alteration, but it was abolished from 1st April 2013. For such properties, often referred to as 'uninhabitable' a full charge now applies from day one and there is no exempt period or discount.
Class B - Please use our Class B Exemption Request form as we will need further information
Empty Dwellings Owned by Charities - If unoccupied for a period of less than six months since the last occupation day.
An exemption used to apply to unoccupied and unfurnished properties for 6 months but this class was abolished from 1st April 2013. For these type of properties an exemption for up to 3 days now applies before a full charge is raised.
Dwellings left empty by persons in detention - Who used to occupy the property as their sole and main residence.
Dwellings left empty by Patients in Hospital and Care Homes - Previously the sole or main residence of a person who now has their sole or main residence in a hospital or care home.
Dwellings left empty following the death of the resident - Where grant of probate or letters of administration have not been made, or less than six months have elapsed since the grant. May not apply where a personal representative is jointly liable.
Dwellings where occupation is prohibited by law or an Act of Parliament .
Empty dwellings held for the occupation by a Minister of Religion from which to perform his duties
Dwellings left empty by people receiving care - Which was previously the sole or main residence of a person who is now in another place other than a hospital or care home for the purpose of receiving personal care.
Dwelling left empty by people providing care - Which were previously the sole or main residence of the person who is now providing personal care for a person who requires such care.
Dwellings left empty by students Which were last occupied by one or more persons who now qualify as a student.
Dwellings which are unoccupied and in possession of the mortgagee
Dwellings left empty by a Bankrupt
Empty Caravan Pitch or Boat Mooring
Unoccupied annexes unable to be let separately
Occupied properties which are exempt from Council Tax:
Class M:Halls of Residence
Class N:Dwellings occupied only by Students
Class O:Dwellings owned by the Ministry of Defence for armed forces accommodation
Class P:Dwellings occupied by Members of Visiting Forces
Class S:Dwellings occupied only by under 18's
Class U:Dwellings occupied only by Severely Mentally Impaired
Class W:Annexe or a similar contained property occupied by a dependent relative of the resident(s) living in the main dwelling
Please note that any information may be shared with other departments of the council in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Remember to notify Kettering Borough Council immediately of any changes to your circumstances.