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Council Tax discounts

You may be eligible for a discount, disregard or exemption on your Council Tax.

You may be entitled to a 25% discount if:

You may be entitled to a 50% discount if:

  • all residents of the household are disregarded
  • you need a second home for the purpose of your job
  • you are living in a granny annex and are related to the person that owns the main dwelling

A person may be disregarded if they are:

If you have adapted your home for a disabled adult or child (PDF) you may be entitled to a reduction. If you are eligible your Council Tax will be reduced by one band.

You need to complete the relevant form and email a photo or scanned image to us. Make sure the subject of your email includes your Council Tax number inside angled brackets, for example <XXXXXXXXX>.

If a member of your household passes away, you need to email revs@enfield.gov.uk.

The unoccupied properties that do not have to pay Council Tax are properties:

  • owned by a charity
  • where the liable person is detained in prison (PDF)
  • where the person is living in a hospital (PDF) or care home (PDF)
  • where the liable person has died
  • where residence is banned by law or planning restriction
  • which are held for a minister of religion
  • where the liable person is living somewhere else to receive care
  • where the liable person is living somewhere else to provide care
  • where the last person living there was a student
  • where the property is owned by the lender in a mortgage
  • where the liable person is bankrupt
  • which are a caravan pitch or boat mooring
  • with an empty annex which belongs to an occupied property

The occupied properties that do not have to pay Council Tax are properties:

  • which are used as student halls of residence
  • where all the residents are student, school or college leavers (PDF)
  • which are used for UK armed forces accommodation
  • which are used for visiting forces accommodation
  • where all the residents are under 18 years old
  • where all the residents are severely mentally impaired (PDF)
  • where all the residents are diplomats and their dependents (non UK citizens)
  • where the liable person lives in the annex of an occupied property

If you think that you may not be liable to pay Council Tax at all, view our information on who has to pay or email revs@enfield.gov.uk. Make sure the subject of your email includes your Council Tax number inside angled brackets, for example <XXXXXXXXX>.

Second homes

A second home is a furnished property that’s not your main home. This includes furnished let properties which are between lets. You will not be entitled to a discount for a second home. The full charge will be payable.

Empty properties

If a property is unoccupied and unfurnished you must inform us. The full charge will be payable on the property unless it is exempt due to one of the reasons above.

Empty homes premium

Any properties that have been unoccupied and unfurnished for more than two years will be charged one and a half times their normal Council Tax rate. From 1 April 2019, the premium will increase to twice the normal Council Tax rate.