Empty property previously occupied by a student
The property is exempt from council tax providing that both of these conditions are met:
- when the property was occupied it was the sole or main residence of a student
- only students lived there.
If they were not a student when they left the property they must have become a qualifying student within 6 weeks of leaving the property. The exemption only applies for as long as they remain a student. Apprentices and Youth Training trainees are not classed as students for the purposes of this exemption.
You will need to provide proof of the following:
- proof from the local authority where their term time address is, that they qualify for the exemption
- proof of living somewhere where they are not subject to paying council tax e.g. halls of residence
- proof of empty property