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Basildon Council will award a discretionary reduction to the Council Tax account of a young person leaving care to live alone, or to the Council Tax account of the household a young person joins after leaving care.
Properties with facilities to help disabled person(s) living there may be entitled to a disability reduction.
When calculating council tax, some people are not counted. These are called 'Disregards,' and can be people in a number of circumstances.
Properties left empty for up to three months may receive a 50% council tax discount during that time. However, properties left empty for more than two years are charged additional premiums.
In specific circumstances, a property can become what is called an 'exempt property' and will pay no council tax at all for a varied amount of time.
Properties with only one adult (18+) may be entitled to a single person discount on council tax - this is 25% off your annual bill.
Properties in need of major repairs to make them habitable, or undergoing structural alteration, may be entitled to a 50% council tax discount for up to one year.
Where an apprentice is living in a property the Council Tax payer may be entitled to a 25% Council Tax Apprentice Disregard or Reduction.