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Annexe Exemptions

If you live in an annexe you may be entitled to a council tax reduction. Reductions are available if you are related to residents of the main property. You may also be eligible for a discount if the annexe is being used in conjunction with the main property. 

For example, one adult resident (who is related to residents of the main property) can receive a single person discount of 25%. That will reduce their charge to 75%. The annexe discount will reduce this amount by half, resulting in a charge of 37.5%.

Please provide supporting documentation to prove how you are related. For example, a birth certificate or marriage certificate.

Please let us know if you’re applying for this discount because the annexe is being used in conjunction with the main property. Email revenues@ashford.gov.uk with details of the property so we can arrange an inspection of the annexe. 

Unoccupied Annexes Exemption

This exemption applies to annexes which are unoccupied and have restrictions preventing them being let separately to the main dwelling. Confirmation of the restrictions will be sought from the relevant body.

Please note: the property must not be occupied on any occasion, by yourself, family or friends.

Granny Annexe Exemption

An annexe may be exempt if all the residents are dependant relatives of the residents in the main property. A dependant relative is defined as the following:

  • A person who is 65 or over;
  • a person who is severely mentally impaired;
  • a person who is substantially and permanently disabled (whether by illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise).

All occupiers of the annexe must qualify for the Class W exemption to be considered.

If your annexe is occupied by a relative but you do not qualify for the Class W exemption, you may be entitled to a discount. Further information on this can be found on our discounts page.

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