Change in circumstances
If there is a change in your circumstances, for example, if you move address or start running a business from home, you must inform us immediately. If you receive a Council Tax discount or exemption you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.
If you are new to our area, please complete and return the moving in form [104kb].
If you are moving out, please complete the moving out form [66kb].
Please fully complete the questions and provide a daytime telephone number or email address in case we have any queries.
Someone moved in with you?
If you are claiming a reduction and someone else, over 18, has moved in with you, this may affect your discount. Please fully complete the enquiry form [38kb] and return to us.
If you are now the only person over the age of 18 living in your property, you will be entitled to a Single Person Discount. Fully complete the application form [39kb]and return to us.
Depending on the type of property, usually either Council Tax or Business Rates will be payable - some may pay both. Generally, Business Rates do not have to be paid for minor business use of the home. Where part of the home is used for one of the reasons below, then Business Rates are likely to apply:
- used exclusively for business purposes
- has been adapted for business use
- where clients visit the premises
- where you employ people to work from there
See Business Rates General Information for further details.
If you are receiving a discount or exemption and your circumstances have changed, please provide full details via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01775 761161, followed by option four and hold to speak with an agent.