Council Tax Band Reductions for the Disabled

If a resident of the property is disabled, a reduction may be granted to the Council Tax payer. The property must be the disabled person’s sole or main residence.

To qualify, one or more of the following conditions must apply:

  • There is a room, other than a bathroom, kitchen or lavatory, which is used mainly to meet the needs of the disabled person;

    or

  • There is a second bathroom or kitchen which is required to meet the needs of the disabled person;

    or

  • The disabled person needs to use a wheelchair in the property and there is enough floor space to allow for this.

If a reduction is granted, the Council Tax due for the property is charged on the basis that the property is in one band lower than when it was valued. For example, if the property had been placed in Band ‘D’ when it was valued, the charge would be based on a Band ‘C’ property. If the property is in Band ‘A’, then the charge will be reduced by one sixth.

If you do not already receive this reduction and you think you may qualify, please contact us - see our contact section on this page.