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The banding of self-contained annexes is separate to the banding of the main property. Depending on the circumstances there may be a discount or exemption due.

Occupied Annexes

Discount: From 1 April 2014, annexes occupied as part of the main home or lived in by a relative can receive a 50% discount. Further information can be found on our  Occupied Annexe Application Form (PDF) [128KB] (opens new window) .

Exemption: if a relative occupies the annexe who meets the below criteria, then an exemption may applicable:

  • they are aged 65 or over,
  • they are considered (by a doctor) to be severely mentally impaired, or
  • substantially and permanently disabled.

Further information can be found on our  Class W (granny annexe) Application Form (PDF) [132KB] (opens new window) . Please return all completed applications by email: or by post.

Unoccupied Annexes

If your annexe is unoccupied and has a planning condition preventing independent use from the main property, then you may qualify for exempt Class T (unoccupied annexe). Please contact us at to provide details and your planning reference.

Change in Circumstances

If you qualify for a Council Tax reduction 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. Keep us informed of changes on or by calling 01775 761161.