Occupation prohibited by law exemption

An unoccupied property may be exempt from council tax where occupation is prohibited by law. Examples of such cases include properties that are subject to a closing order, compulsory purchase, or demolition order.

This exemption is indefinite if the occupation is prohibited by law. It only applies where the premises are unoccupied, and the exemption will be lost even if occupied illegally.

Apply for an exemption when occupation is prohibited by law

To apply for this exemption you will need to:

  • Provide proof that the occupation is prohibited by law.
  • Scan your evidence using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone.
  • Attach the image and answer the questions on the evidence upload form.