Council tax property exemption application – estate of a deceased person

In terms of schedule 11 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) Scotland Order 1997 (as amended), a dwelling may be exempt from Council Tax. This application covers a dwelling which has become unoccupied as a result of the death of a single resident.

Where Council Tax liability is due solely by the estate of a deceased person and a Grant of Confirmation HAS NOT been made an unlimited exemption will be granted while this condition is in force.

a) Will a Grant of Confirmation be awarded in this matter?
Section 1 - No Grant of Confirmation
Section 2 - Grant of Confirmation awarded

Where Council Tax liability is due solely by the estate of a deceased person and Grant of Confirmation to the estate HAS been made an exemption up to a maximum of six months will be granted from the date it was awarded, followed by a 10% Council Tax discount applied thereafter until the ownership of the dwelling changes.

Section 3 - Executor details
(if applicable)
f) Has the title of the dwelling been transferred?
If yes, please provide
Section 4 - Documentary evidence

All applications must be supported by one of the documents listed below.

  1. Letter from solicitor advising Grant of Confirmation will be/has been made.
  2. A letter from the executor or appointed agent confirming that a Grant of Confirmation will not be made.

I declare that the information on this form is true and complete. I authorise Argyll & Bute Council to verify the details. If Exempt status no longer applies I undertake to notify Argyll & Bute Council within 21 days of this occurring and understand failure to do so may result in a fine of £50 and £200 on repeated failure to do so.

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