Occupied annexe

Guidance notes

To qualify for this discount or exemption the property must:

  1. Be an annexe or similar self-contained unit
  2. Be occupied either by a relative or by a dependent relative

A relative includes:

  • Parent, grandparent, child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew or niece, or is the parent or child of such a person
  • Great-great grandparents and great-great uncles
  • Relationship through marriage
  • People who live together as man and wife
  • People who are in same-sex relationships
  • Stepchild, adopted persons and illegitimate children

A dependent relative is for council tax purposes either:

  • A relative 65 years old or more
  • A relative who is severely mentally impaired
  • A relative who is substantially or permanently disabled by illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise

What reduction will I receive?

Your reduction in your council tax bill depends on the number of people who are eligible to pay council tax (liable adults) who live in your property:

  • A person who is a relative who is not dependent: there is a 50% discount
  • A person who is a sole occupying resident: there is a 25% discount (for single person discount) which is then discounted by 50%
  • A person who is a dependent relative will receive a full exemption from council tax.

Who should complete the application form?

The person who is liable for the property the annexe or self-contained unit is linked to.

What additional information do I need to supply with my application form?

It depends on which category you are applying under:

  • None: if applying as a relative 65 years old or more
  • Application for severely mentally impaired application form must also be completed: if applying as a relative who is severely mentally impaired
  • None: if applying as a relative who is substantially or permanently disabled by illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise

What should I do about paying my council tax before my application has been assessed?

The bills previously issued to you must be regarded as correct and due for payment as requested.

When will my discount or exemption start?

If you qualify for the occupied annexe discount or exemption, your reduction in your council tax bill will be granted from the date the annexe became the sole or main residence of the relative.

What should I do if my application is rejected?

You may appeal against our decision by writing to us at:
The Leicestershire Partnership
Benefits Section
PO Box 10004
Hinckley
LE10 9EJ

Or complete our council tax contact form

If this is unsuccessful you will be advised as to how you can make a formal appeal to the Valuation Tribunal Service

Further information

If you have any other queries regarding this discount please complete our council tax contact form or telephone us on 01455 23814.

Last updated: 19/09/2019 12:15