Occupation prohibited by law exemption

An unoccupied property may be exempt from council tax where occupation is prohibited by law for example, where the property is 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

Supporting documents

  • Please provide proof that the occupation is prohibited by law.

Apply for an exemption when occupation is prohibited by law

To apply for this exemption you will need to:

  • 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.