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An annexe is self-contained living accommodation. It can be attached to your property, or have a separate external entrance. Annexes are billed separately for council tax.
If your annexe is only used by you and your family (the people who live in the main building) you may be able to claim a 50% discount on the council tax. If anyone who uses the annexe depends on you for care and support, or is not a member of your family, you can’t apply for this discount. It doesn’t matter if the annexe is furnished or not.
The discount can be in addition to other council tax discounts, such as single person discount. So for example, if the council tax bill is £1000 this becomes £750 when the 25% single person discount is applied, and then £375 when the 50% annexe discount is applied.
If a dependant relative lives in your annexe, it is exempt from council tax.
A dependant relative is someone who is either:
If your annexe is unoccupied and can’t be rented separately due to planning restrictions, it is exempt from council tax.
There is no discount or exemption available if:
If your circumstances change and this may affect your eligibility for a discount, you must tell us straight away. You can get in touch at email@example.com or phone 01925 443210 from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, charged at local rate. You can also visit Contact Warrington from: 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday