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Students do not avoid liability for Council Tax, unless they occupy a property equally with non-students. For example, you will be named on the bill (liable) if you hold a joint tenancy agreement with your housemates provided you are all students, as defined below.

However, students are disregarded in calculating the Council Tax bill, so a discount or full exemption may be due, depending on how many non-students also live with you.

If you are living in halls of residence you will not be liable for Council Tax. You do not need to provide us with any details of your student status. Please inform us if you move into your own accommodation.

To apply for a student exemption/discount, please complete the Council Tax Student Status application form.

Remember we can only award discounts and exemptions if we receive the appropriate student certificates each academic year and are kept informed of who has permanently moved in and out.



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