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Discounts for single occupants

Find out about council tax reductions for single occupants.

If you are the only person over the age of 18 living in your property you may be entitled to a 25% discount.

Other situations

Only one person living in the property counts towards paying

In certain circumstances a person may not be counted as living at a property for the purposes of awarding a discount. These people are known as being disregarded and if only one person is left in your property after everyone else is disregarded you may be entitled to a 25% discount.

People who may not count towards paying council tax are:

You will have to provide proof of your status such as a student certificate, a doctor’s certificate or a letter from your prison.

No one living in the property counts towards paying

If everyone living in your property is disregarded for any of the reasons shown above you may be entitled to a 50% discount.

Only one person over the age of 18 living in the property who doesn’t count towards paying

If you live alone and are disregarded for any of the reasons shown above you may be entitled to a 50% discount.

Tied accommodation

If your property is provided for you by your employer and forms part of your contract of employment you may be entitled to a 50% per cent discount.

To apply for a discount, contact us using the details below. Please confirm the address and status of your property, where you are currently living and a contact telephone number. Our visiting officers may contact you to arrange a visit to your property.

Contact

Council tax

Council Tax Team, Po Box 58993, Bromley Road, London, SE6 9GZ
Telephone: 020 8690 9666