Family Annexes

Annexes are areas of living accommodation attached to your main dwelling, which has been separately banded for Council Tax. You normally have to pay the full Council Tax for an annexe, but can get a 50% discount in certain circumstances.

You may qualify if the family annexe discount if it is being:

  • Used by a resident of the main dwelling to which the annexe is attached
  • Used as the sole or primary residence by a relative of the named person paying Council Tax on the main dwelling

A relative to the person paying Council Tax on the main dwelling is defined as their:

  • Spouse or civil partner
  • Parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, great-grandparent, great-grandchild, great-aunt, great-niece or great-nephew
  • Great-great-grandparent, great-great-grandchild, great-great-aunt, great-great-uncle, great-great-niece or great-great-nephew

A relationship between two people who are not married, but living together as a married couple will be treated as a spouse. A relationship between two persons of the same sex living together as if they were civil partners will be treated as a relationship by civil partnership.

Stepchildren are treated as being the child of the person.

Please contact Council Tax if you'd like to apply for the Family Annexe Discount.

Last updated 29 October 2019
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